Gravitation - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˌɡrævɪˈteɪʃn|  American pronunciation of the word gravitation
Brit.  |ɡravɪˈteɪʃ(ə)n|  British pronunciation of the word gravitation

noun

- (physics) the force of attraction between all masses in the universe; especially the attraction of the earth's mass for bodies near its surface(syn: 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

- movement downward resulting from gravitational attraction

irrigation by gravitation rather than by pumps

- a figurative movement toward some attraction

the gravitation of the middle class to the suburbs

Examples

the gravitation of young people to computer careers

Children's gravitation towards computer technology is quite natural.

Newton's law of gravitation

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

irrigation by gravitation rather than by pumps

the gravitation of the middle class to the suburbs

...a binary star is a system of two stars that revolve around each other under their mutual gravitation...

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