celestial mechanics


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celestial mechanics

n. (used with a sing. verb)
The science of the motion of celestial bodies under the influence of gravitational forces.

celestial mechanics

n
(Astronomy) the study of the motion of celestial bodies under the influence of gravitational fields

celes′tial mechan′ics


n.
the branch of astronomy that applies the laws of dynamics and gravitation to the motions of heavenly bodies.
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Noun1.celestial mechanics - the branch of astronomy concerned with the application of Newton's laws of motion to the motions of heavenly bodies
astronomy, uranology - the branch of physics that studies celestial bodies and the universe as a whole
Translations
Himmelsmechanik
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