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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.


1. (General Physics) of, involving, or produced by gravitation
2. tending or causing to gravitate
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Adj.1.gravitative - of or relating to or caused by gravitation
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