Definition of Great Attractor

1. Noun. A massive grouping of galaxies in the direction of Centaurus and Hydra whose gravitational attraction is believed to cause deviations in the paths of other galaxies.

Generic synonyms: Extragalactic Nebula, Galaxy



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Great Attractor

Graves
Graves' disease
Graves' ophthalmopathy
Graves' optic neuropathy
Graves' orbitopathy
Gravesian
Grawitz' basophilia
Grawitz' tumour
Gray
Gray Friar
Gray code
Gray codes
Grayan
Grayson
Graz
Great Attractor (current term)
Great Australian Bight
Great Barrier Reef
Great Basin
Great Bear
Great Britain
Great Britain and Ireland
Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Great Dane
Great Danes
Great Depression
Great Divide
Great Dividing Range
Great Dog
Great Falls

Literary usage of Great Attractor

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1. The New England Historical and Genealogical Register (1866)
"... human nature redeemed from its low and grovelling condition is regenerated, elevated and made glorious by the holy influences of the great Attractor. ..."

2. American Edition of the British Encyclopedia: Or, Dictionary of Arts and ...by William Nicholson by William Nicholson (1821)
"Perhaps the opinion entertained by many of our most popular lecturers on this subject, viz. that the earth itself is the great attractor, may be nearest the ..."

3. Financial Advertising: For Commercial and Savings Banks, Trust, Title by Elias St. Elmo Lewis (1908)
"The price has always been the great attractor and interest awakener. It has always been the keynote of the mail-order advertisement. ..."

4. Encyclopedia of Natural and Artificial Wonders and Curiosities: Including a by John Platts (1876)
"Perhaps the opinion entertained by many of our most popular lecturers on this subject, viz. that the earth itself is the great attractor, may be nearest the ..."

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