law of gravitation

law of gravitation
noun
(physics) the law that states any two bodies attract each other with a force that is directly proportional to the product of their masses and inversely proportional to the square of the distance between them
Topics: ↑physics, ↑natural philosophy
Hypernyms: ↑law, ↑law of nature

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: a statement in physics: any particle in the universe attracts any other particle with a force that is proportional to the product of the masses of the two particles and inversely proportional to the square of the distance between them

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Physics.
a law stating that any two masses attract each other with a force equal to a constant (constant of gravitation) multiplied by the product of the two masses and divided by the square of the distance between them. Also called law of universal gravitation.
[1755-65]

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law of gravitation,
Physics. statement of the principle that two bodies attract each other with a force directly proportional to the product of their masses and inversely proportional to the square of the distance between them.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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