center of gravity


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center of gravity

n. pl. centers of gravity
1. Abbr. CG The point in or near a body at which a single particle having the same mass as the body would have the same gravitational potential energy as the body. In a uniform gravitational field, center of gravity is the same as the center of mass.
2. The point of greatest importance, interest, or activity: "The center of gravity for the English language is no longer Britain. American English is the greatest influence on English everywhere" (Robert W. Burchfield).

cen′ter of grav′ity


n.
1. the center of mass with reference to gravity as the external force.
2. the focus of significance or stability: The monarchy was that nation's center of gravity.
[1650–60]

cen·ter of gravity

(sĕn′tər)
The point in a body through which the Earth's gravitational force acts and around which the body's weight is evenly balanced.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.center of gravity - the point within something at which gravity can be considered to act; in uniform gravity it is equal to the center of mass
midpoint, centre, center - a point equidistant from the ends of a line or the extremities of a figure
center of flotation, centre of flotation - the center of gravity of a floating object
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At that point it reached the center of gravity of the five-hundred-mile-thick crust.
Dolokhov lowered his head to the snow, greedily bit at it, again raised his head, adjusted himself, drew in his legs and sat up, seeking a firm center of gravity.
He went on with his work, but he felt now that the center of gravity of his attention had passed to something else, and that consequently he looked at his work quite differently and more clearly.
No," said Barbicane, "because the projectile's center of gravity is very low; it will only turn by degrees.
The center of gravity of the male body is high, and the tendency is to overtopple.
Hence it follows, by Hausen's calculations, that its center of gravity is situated in the other hemisphere.
Obviously, the best scenario is to have eyebolt holes at the mold's center of gravity on all four sides.
However, by examining hybrid warfare and expanding the definition of the center of gravity beyond that of "hub of all power" by the inclusion of the "modalities of principal use," commanders and planners can identify critical capabilities, requirements, and most importantly, vulnerabilities more rapidly and set U.
The new center of gravity is in the stack of pennies.
The idea that the army is the center of gravity in Pakistan, which has been propagated by the vast propaganda network sponsored by the defense Establishment, is incorrect and obscene.
It can adjust to the center of gravity and record your scores during battles.
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