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gravitation

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WordNet Word definitions in WordNet
n. (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 ...

The Collaborative International Dictionary Word definitions in The Collaborative International Dictionary
Gravitation \Grav"i*ta"tion\, n. [Cf. F. gravitation. See Gravity.] The act of gravitating. (Pysics) That species of attraction or force by which all bodies or particles of matter in the universe tend toward each other; called also attraction of gravitation ...

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary Word definitions in Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
1640s in physics sense, also figurative, from Modern Latin gravitationem (nominative gravitatio ), noun of action from past participle stem of gravitare (see gravitate ). Related: Gravitational .

Wikipedia Word definitions in Wikipedia
Gravitation is a physics book on Einstein 's theory of gravity , written by Charles W. Misner , Kip S. Thorne , and John Archibald Wheeler and originally published by W. H. Freeman and Company in 1973. Owing to its prominence, it is often considered the ...

Usage examples of gravitation.

If that bond of gravitation that holds all worlds and systems together, were suddenly severed, the universe would fly into wild and boundless chaos.

Explorers and colonists met terrific, endless difficulties with bacteria, atmospheres, gravitations, chemical dangers.

Washburn has reported that infant baboons and other young primates appear to be born with only three inborn fears-of falling, snakes, and the dark-corresponding respectively to the dangers posed by Newtonian gravitation to tree-dwellers, by our ancient enemies the reptiles, and by mammalian nocturnal predators, which must have been particularly terrifying for the visually oriented primates.

Are not all bodies inclined to obey the laws of gravitation unless they are held back by a superior force?

But these cotyledons, after being extended horizontally, bowed themselves upwards as effectually as the unmutilated specimens in the same pots, showing that sensitiveness to gravitation is not confined to their tips.

When we speak of modified circumnutation we mean that light, or the alternations of light and darkness, gravitation, slight pressure or other irritants, and certain innate or constitutional states of the plant, do not directly cause the movement.

They are like animals and children, hearkening to the voice that first called them, following the habits first taught them, curiously stubborn in the errors grown habitual to them in youth, and with a strange tendency toward the lower, as though falling through the influence of a gravitation.

Leibniz’s letter—which is nothing more than a butcherous attack on my theory of gravitation!

For as the science of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries progressed, the mechanics of point masses was extended to describe gravitation, electrostatics, the behavior of rigid bodies, then of continuous deformable media, and so to fluids and things like kinetic theories of heat.

Back in 1970 I had known about the Babson Institute gravitation research but I had not expected anything to come of it-and nothing had.

Even if the existence of such universes were to follow firmly from well-established theories-of quantum mechanics or gravitation, say-we could not be sure that there weren't better theories that predict no alternative universes.

The law of gravitation was a rigid equation and it made no distinction between the fall of a leaf and the ponderous circling of a binary star system.

The far more preponderant gravitation of the blue dwarf exercised its dominant influence and forced the craft into a new course.

The forces of gravitation, electricity, or chemical affinity are only distinguished from one another in that they are differently defined by reason.

This parsimony of explanation parallels that of science, which moved from Aristotle's many special cases to general laws, like gravitation and classical mechanics, to explain the seen world.