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gravitative

[grav-i-tey-tiv]
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adjective
  1. of or relating to gravitation.
  2. tending or causing to gravitate.
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Origin of gravitative

First recorded in 1790–1800; gravitate + -ive
Related formsnon·grav·i·ta·tive, adjectiveun·grav·i·ta·tive, adjective
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Examples from the Web for gravitative

Historical Examples

  • In other words, any substance which is atomic, is also gravitative.

    Aether and Gravitation

    William George Hooper

  • With an atomic and gravitative aether it is shown in Chapter IV.

    Aether and Gravitation

    William George Hooper

  • The prolate or lemon-like shape is caused by the gravitative pull of the earth, balanced by the centrifugal whirl.

  • Both are atomic, both are gravitative, both possess elasticity, and both possess density.

    Aether and Gravitation

    William George Hooper

  • As we have already seen (Art. 37), if there is one truth that they teach us regarding matter, it is that it is gravitative.

    Aether and Gravitation

    William George Hooper


British Dictionary definitions for gravitative

gravitative

adjective
  1. of, involving, or produced by gravitation
  2. tending or causing to gravitate
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