Definition of Gravitational force

1. 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. "Gravitation cannot be held responsible for people falling in love"

Exact synonyms: Gravitation, Gravitational Attraction, Gravity
Category relationships: Natural Philosophy, Physics
Generic synonyms: Attraction, Attractive Force
Specialized synonyms: Solar Gravity
Derivative terms: Gravitate, Gravitational, Gravitate



Definition of Gravitational force

1. Noun. (physics) a very long-range, but relatively weak fundamental force of attraction that acts between all particles that have mass; believed to be mediated by gravitons ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Medical Definition of Gravitational force

1. Force which attracts two bodies together based on the product of their masses and the reciprocal of the square of their distances. Gravity is the force field created by one massive body (like the earth) which another body (like you) will experience. (09 Oct 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Gravitational Force

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gravitational force (current term)
gravitational interaction
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gravitational mass
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gravitational radiation
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Literary usage of Gravitational force

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society Held at Philadelphia for by American Philosophical Society (1920)
"gravitational force is always attractive; electric and magnetic forces may be attractive or repulsive; gravitational force appears to be wholly independent ..."

2. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1917)
"Now when one explains the motion of the moon about the earth as due to the action of the gravitational force on the moon directed towards the earth, ..."

3. General Astronomy by Harold Spencer Jones (1922)
"Suppose it falls upon a small sphere near the Sun : then the gravitational force of attraction on the sphere due to the Sun is proportional to the cube of ..."

4. The Atom by Albert Cushing Crehore (1920)
"If, therefore, these deductions from the theory are not in harmony in all respects with the gravitational force, we are forced to conclude that something is ..."

5. Geology by Thomas Chrowder Chamberlin, Rollin D. Salisbury (1904)
"All shrinkage develops added gravitational force and further tendency to shrinkage, which follows when the heat generated by the shrinkage is lost; ..."

6. Geology by Thomas Chrowder Chamberlin, Rollin D. Salisbury (1904)
"All shrinkage develops added gravitational force and further tendency to shrinkage, which follows when the heat generated by the shrinkage is lost; ..."

7. Elementary Mechanics of Solids and Fluids by A. L. Selby (1893)
"Work done by gravitational force. Let us again consider the motion of a particle in an elliptic orbit. It has been shown in ยง 6 that if v is the velocity at ..."

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