# gravitation

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## grav·i·ta·tion

(grăv′ĭ-tā′shən)
n.
1. Physics
a. The natural phenomenon of attraction between physical objects with mass or energy; the weakest of the four fundamental forces of nature. Also called gravity.
b. The act or process of moving under the influence of this attraction.
2. A movement toward a source of attraction: the gravitation of the middle classes to the suburbs.

grav′i·ta′tion·al adj.
grav′i·ta′tion·al·ly adv.
grav′i·ta′tive adj.

## gravitation

(ˌɡrævɪˈteɪʃən)
n
1. (General Physics) the force of attraction that bodies exert on one another as a result of their mass
2. (General Physics) any process or result caused by this interaction, such as the fall of a body to the surface of the earth
Also called: gravity

## grav•i•ta•tion

(ˌgræv ɪˈteɪ ʃən)

n.
1.
a. the force of attraction between any two masses.
b. an act or process caused by this force.
2. a sinking or falling.
3. a movement or tendency toward something or someone.
[1635–45; < New Latin]
grav`i•ta′tion•al, adj.
grav`i•ta′tion•al•ly, adv.

## grav·i·ta·tion

(grăv′ĭ-tā′shən)
The force of attraction that tends to draw together any two objects in the universe. Gravitation increases as the mass of the objects increases and as their distance from each other decreases.

## gravitation

The mutual attraction between bodies, due to their masses.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
 Noun 1 gravitation - (physics) the force of attraction between all masses in the universe; especially the attraction of the earth's mass for bodies near its surface; "the more remote the body the less the gravity"; "the gravitation between two bodies is proportional to the product of their masses and inversely proportional to the square of the distance between them"; "gravitation cannot be held responsible for people falling in love"--Albert Einsteinnatural philosophy, physics - the science of matter and energy and their interactions; "his favorite subject was physics"attraction, attractive force - the force by which one object attracts anothersolar gravity - the gravity of the sun; "solar gravity creates extreme pressures and temperatures" 2 gravitation - movement downward resulting from gravitational attraction; "irrigation by gravitation rather than by pumps"change of location, travel - a movement through space that changes the location of somethingdrop, fall - a free and rapid descent by the force of gravity; "it was a miracle that he survived the drop from that height"levitation - movement upward in virtue of lightness 3 gravitation - a figurative movement toward some attraction; "the gravitation of the middle class to the suburbs"trend, drift, movement - a general tendency to change (as of opinion); "not openly liberal but that is the trend of the book"; "a broad movement of the electorate to the right"
Translations
gravitacepřitažlivost
gravitaatiopainovoima
gravitacija

gravitaţie
gravitationtyngdkraft

## gravitation

[ˌgrævɪˈteɪʃən] N (Phys) → (fig) → (towards a)

## gravitation

[ˌgrævɪˈteɪʃən] n (PHYSICS)

## gravitation

n (Phys) → Gravitation f, → Schwerkraft f; (fig)Hinneigung f(to zu); the hippies’ gravitation to San Franciscodie Anziehungskraft, die San Francisco auf die Hippies ausübt

## gravitation

[ˌgrævɪˈteɪʃn] n
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Albert, of course, did not understand gravitational motion as we do, and he therefore mistakenly attributed the moon's influence on the motion of water as being caused by the light from the moon.
One possibility is that, early in a star's life, gravitational motion from orbiting planets or a planet-forming disk stirs up the star's elements.
Relative motion within superclusters of 2,000 kilometers per second more than then speed accounted for by the general expansion of the universe, and about 5 times more than the speed expected as a result of gravitational motion.

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