gravitation

In physics, gravitation is the force that pulls two masses toward each other. Believe it or not, every single particle of matter in the universe exerts gravitation on every other particle.

The terms gravitation and gravity are often used interchangeably for the attraction between everything with energy or mass. While gravity is specifically the pull of an object toward the Earth, gravitation describes this fundamental force more generally. Sir Isaac Newton's 17th-century Law of Gravitation states that "every particle attracts every other particle in the universe with a force directly proportional to the product of their masses and inversely proportional to the square of the distance between them."

Definitions of gravitation
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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 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”
Synonyms:
gravitational attraction, gravitational force, gravity
Types:
solar gravity
the gravity of the sun
Type of:
attraction, attractive force
the force by which one object attracts another

n movement downward resulting from gravitational attraction

“irrigation by gravitation rather than by pumps”
Antonyms:
levitation
movement upward by virtue of lightness
Types:
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drop, fall
a free and rapid descent by the force of gravity
free fall
the ideal falling motion of something subject only to a gravitational field
plunge
a steep and rapid fall
precipitation
the act of casting down or falling headlong from a height
Type of:
change of location, travel
a movement through space that changes the location of something

n a figurative movement toward some attraction

“the gravitation of the middle class to the suburbs”
Type of:
drift, movement, trend
a general tendency to change (as of opinion)

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