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constant of gravitation

noun, Physics.
See under law of gravitation. Symbol: G.
Also called gravitational constant.

law of gravitation

noun, 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.
Origin of law of gravitation
First recorded in 1755-65 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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constant of gravitation in Science
law of gravitation  
See Newton's law of gravitation.
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