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gravitative

[grav-i-tey-tiv] /ˈgræv ɪˌteɪ tɪv/
adjective
1.
of or relating to gravitation.
2.
tending or causing to gravitate.
Origin of gravitative
1790-1800
First recorded in 1790-1800; gravitate + -ive
Related forms
nongravitative, adjective
ungravitative, adjective
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  • With an atomic and gravitative aether it is shown in Chapter IV.

    Aether and Gravitation

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

    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.

    Pioneers of Science Oliver Lodge
  • 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
  • Let us consider the question whether Aether is, or is not gravitative, from another aspect.

    Aether and Gravitation

    William George Hooper
  • I refer to the effect of an atomic and gravitative Aether upon Newton's corpuscular theory of light.

    Aether and Gravitation

    William George Hooper
  • Such a result is exactly what should happen provided that Aether has an electric basis, and that Aether is gravitative.

    Aether and Gravitation

    William George Hooper
  • Now let us see how such a conception compares with our hypothesis of a gravitative Aether.

    Aether and Gravitation

    William George Hooper
  • Both are subject to the same laws of elasticity and density, and both are gravitative, according to our conception of the Aether.

    Aether and Gravitation

    William George Hooper
British Dictionary definitions for gravitative

gravitative

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