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The massless, neutral gauge boson postulated to mediate the gravitational interaction; the quantum of gravitational energy.

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(General Physics) a postulated quantum of gravitational energy, usually considered to be a particle with zero charge and rest mass and a spin of 2. Compare photon
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(ˈgræv ɪˌtɒn)

the theoretical quantum of gravitation with a zero rest mass and charge and a spin of two.
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Noun1.graviton - a gauge boson that mediates the (extremely weak) gravitational interactions between particles
gauge boson - a particle that mediates the interaction of two elementary particles
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