Gravity - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈɡrævəti|  American pronunciation of the word gravity
Brit.  |ˈɡravɪti|  British pronunciation of the word gravity

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: gravitation)

the more remote the body the less the gravity

- a manner that is serious and solemn (syn: graveness, soberness, sobriety, somberness, sombreness)
- a solemn and dignified feeling (syn: solemnity)

Examples

...the hospital waiting room was filled with the kind of gravity that inevitably accompanies worry...

There was an appealing gravity to everything she said.

I could not hide from her the gravity of the situation.

The penalties should be proportionate to the gravity of the offence.

The Consul spoke slowly and with great gravity.

the more remote the body the less the gravity

Gravity is one of the basic laws of nature.

...made the unlikely assertion that gravity affects light...

...the inflexible law of gravity...

This point should coincide with the centre of gravity of the wheel.

The gravity of the situation cannot be overstated.

Anything with strong gravity attracts other things to it.

The House was influenced in its decision by the gravity of the financial crisis.

the collapse of the old star under its own gravity

wind and sea may displace the ship's center of gravity along three orthogonal axes

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