Gravitation constant


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(Physics) the acceleration per unit of time produced by the attraction of a unit of mass at unit distance. When this is known the acceleration produced at any distance can be calculated.

See also: Constant

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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We have found that the gravitation constant G can be written as (Arbab, 1997 [2])