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|Noun||1.||attractive force - the force by which one object attracts another|
affinity - (immunology) the attraction between an antigen and an antibody
force - (physics) the influence that produces a change in a physical quantity; "force equals mass times acceleration"
gravitation, gravitational attraction, gravitational force, gravity - (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
magnetic attraction, magnetic force, magnetism - attraction for iron; associated with electric currents as well as magnets; characterized by fields of force
van der Waal's forces - relatively weak attraction between neutral atoms and molecules arising from polarization induced in each particle by the presence of other particles