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artificial gravity

a simulated gravity or sensation of weight established within a spacecraft by means of the craft's rotation, acceleration, or deceleration.
Origin of artificial gravity
First recorded in 1955-60 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • Mr. Wordsley's eyes protruded from that unbearable weight, and he wished that there was no such thing as artificial gravity.

    The Marooner Charles A. Stearns
  • The artificial gravity induced a sense of security as absolute as though the ship were resting on living rock.

    The Star Lord Boyd Ellanby
  • The magnetizer control under the chart room was altered, our artificial gravity cut off.

    Brigands of the Moon Ray Cummings
  • Due to the artificial gravity of the lifeboat it seemed perfectly stationary to its occupants.

    Triplanetary Edward Elmer Smith
  • The artificial gravity was gone, which meant that the interstellar drive engines had been smashed.

    The Highest Treason Randall Garrett
  • Joints creaking, muscles protesting, Ninon pushed herself up and out of the sling against the artificial gravity of the ship.

    Time and the Woman G. Gordon Dewey
  • There were half a dozen of them, standing firmly, by virtue of the artificial gravity, somehow produced.

    The Metal Moon Everett C. Smith
  • The corridor in which they found themselves sloped gently downward, and artificial gravity made it possible to walk naturally.

    The Metal Moon Everett C. Smith
  • When they fold up, the ship revolves; the closer together they get, the greater the artificial gravity.

    The Butterfly Kiss Arthur Dekker Savage
  • The corridor was liberally supplied with handrails, apparently in case of failure of the artificial gravity system.

    This World Must Die! Horace Brown Fyfe

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