# gravitational attraction

gravitational attraction
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 (Freq. 1)
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the more remote the body the less the gravity

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the gravitation between two bodies is proportional to the product of their masses and inversely proportional to the square of the distance between them

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"gravitation cannot be held responsible for people falling in love"—Albert Einstein

Derivationally related forms: ↑gravitational (for: ↑gravitation), ↑gravitate (for: ↑gravitation), ↑gravitate (for: ↑gravity)
Topics: ↑physics, ↑natural philosophy
Hypernyms: ↑attraction, ↑attractive force
Hyponyms: ↑solar gravity

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