gravitational attraction


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Noun1.gravitational attraction - (physics) the force of attraction between all masses in the universegravitational attraction - (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 Einstein
natural 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 another
solar gravity - the gravity of the sun; "solar gravity creates extreme pressures and temperatures"
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The only thing one needs to do is observe the interaction of particles, such as gravitational attraction.
All mass exerts and experiences gravity and, in space, the gravitational attraction even between masses of modest size can significantly affect their motion.
Within a given region, the change in mass due to rising or falling water reserves influences the strength of the local gravitational attraction.
Connoisseurs of watchmaking know that the tourbillon, in a vertical position, uses the rotation of the cage in a given time to shield the balance from the influence of the gravitational attraction of the Earth.
This repulsion might provide insight into dark energy, the mysterious component of the universe that counteracts gravitational attraction and causes the cosmos to expand at an accelerating rate.
As gaseous matter is attracted towards the event horizon by the black hole's gravitational attraction, strong radio emission is produced before the gas disappears.
Later it was shown that the gravitational attraction of Table Mountain and the Piketberg had affected his latitude measurements].
Among other things, they found that when photons move in parallel beams, there is no gravitational attraction between them.
In fact, when we accurately measure the motion, we see that these motions are accelerating and are in opposition to the normal gravitational attraction.
Conversely, GELS is a local search algorithm that imitates gravitational attraction and is therefore strong for local searches and weak for global searches.
What is common to a system of billions of stars held together by gravitational attraction and a smart-phone series?
Within a given region, rising or falling water reserves alter Earth's mass, influencing how strong the local gravitational attraction is.