center of gravity

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center of gravity

n. pl. centers of gravity
1. Abbr. CG The point in or near a body at which a single particle having the same mass as the body would have the same gravitational potential energy as the body. In a uniform gravitational field, center of gravity is the same as the center of mass.
2. The point of greatest importance, interest, or activity: "The center of gravity for the English language is no longer Britain. American English is the greatest influence on English everywhere" (Robert W. Burchfield).

cen′ter of grav′ity

1. the center of mass with reference to gravity as the external force.
2. the focus of significance or stability: The monarchy was that nation's center of gravity.

cen·ter of gravity

The point in a body through which the Earth's gravitational force acts and around which the body's weight is evenly balanced.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend: of gravity - the point within something at which gravity can be considered to act; in uniform gravity it is equal to the center of mass
midpoint, centre, center - a point equidistant from the ends of a line or the extremities of a figure
center of flotation, centre of flotation - the center of gravity of a floating object
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