- 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•__Syn__: ↑Newton's law of gravitation•__Topics__: ↑physics, ↑natural philosophy•__Hypernyms__: ↑law, ↑law of nature•__Part Holonyms__: ↑theory of gravitation, ↑theory of gravity, ↑gravitational theory, ↑Newton's theory of gravitation•__Part Meronyms__: ↑gravitational constant, ↑universal gravitational constant, ↑constant of gravitation, ↑G* * *

**:**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* * *

*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]* * *

**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.

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