gravitational attraction

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Noun1.gravitational attraction - (physics) the force of attraction between all masses in the universegravitational attraction - (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
natural philosophy, physics - the science of matter and energy and their interactions; "his favorite subject was physics"
attraction, attractive force - the force by which one object attracts another
solar gravity - the gravity of the sun; "solar gravity creates extreme pressures and temperatures"
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According to the gravity law each mass perceived location and status of other masses through the law of gravitational attraction. Therefore, this force can be used as a tool for information exchange.
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"The gravitational attraction of the sun on the moon is twice that of the Earth," he wrote.