Definition of Infalling

1. Adjective. (astronomy) Moving towards a massive astronomical body under the influence of gravity ¹

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Definition of Infalling

1. [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Infalling

inextricableness
inextricably
ineye
infacility
infact
infair
infairs
infall
infallibilist
infallibilists
infallibilities
infallibility
infallible
infallibleness
infallibly
infalling (current term)
infalls
infame
infamed
infames
infamies
infaming
infamise
infamised
infamises
infamita
infamitas
infamize
infamized
infamizes

Literary usage of Infalling

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1. Experimental Morphology by Charles Benedict Davenport (1899)
"586) that phototaxis is the result of the organism putting its long axis in the axis of the infalling rays. STRASBURGER found also that, in general, ..."

2. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1902)
"These thenceforth protected the infalling matter of that portion of the earth, for matter falling into water does not undergo as ready decomposition as that ..."

3. Year Book by Carnegie Institution of Washington (1921)
"At present, very small infalling bodies—many of which have velocities much higher than can be assigned planetesimals—are generally consumed or arrested ..."

4. Popular Astronomy by Carleton College Goodsell Observatory, Minn.) Carleton College (Northfield, Goodsell Observatory (1908)
"Such help might come from the "carom" of an outgoing mass upon an infalling mass. To suppose a case: if the nucleus of our Earth were ejected from the Sun, ..."

5. The Plant World by Plant World Association, Wild Flower Preservation Society (1909)
"... nitrides, phosphides and sulphides brought by infalling planetesimals were passing into more stable unions, with the formation of hydrocarbons, ammonia, ..."

6. Outlines of Geologic History, with Especial Reference to North America: A by Bailey Willis, American Association for the Advancement of Science (1910)
"... nitrates, phosphides, and sulphides brought by infalling planetesimals were passing into more stable unions with the formation of hydrocarbons, ammonia, ..."

7. The Career of the Child by Maximilian Paul Eugen Groszmann (1911)
"The infalling natural light is, of course, greatly modified by the color of the room. Too much blackboard of the ordinary sort causes a great loss of light ..."

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