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n. (used with a sing. verb)
The science of the motion of celestial bodies under the influence of gravitational forces.
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(Astronomy) the study of the motion of celestial bodies under the influence of gravitational fields
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the branch of astronomy that applies the laws of dynamics and gravitation to the motions of heavenly bodies.
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|Noun||1.||celestial mechanics - the branch of astronomy concerned with the application of Newton's laws of motion to the motions of heavenly bodies|
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