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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.

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

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

    Aether and Gravitation</p>

    William George Hooper

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

    Aether and Gravitation</p>

    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</p>

    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</p>

    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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