- being without apparent weight, as a freely falling body or a body acted upon by a force that neutralizes gravitation.
Origin of weightless
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Examples from the Web for weightlessness
They jumped and came toward her, clumsily fighting the weightlessness.
"I never could get used to this weightlessness," Georgi admitted.Voyage To Eternity
There was that ghastly feeling of lunging forward to weightlessness.Space Tug
The well padded suit encompassed him so gently there was no sense of pressure on his body to make up for the weightlessness.Far from Home
Before the man could fire again, Mryna swung down a side corridor, and at once the sensation of weightlessness overtook her.
- (of a body) having no actual weight; a state in which an object has no actual weight (because it is in space and unaffected by gravitational attraction) or no apparent weight (because the gravitational attraction equals the centripetal force and the object is in free fall)
- (of economic activity) based on the supply of information and ideas rather than trade in physical goodsthe weightless economy
- (of a company) having very few physical assetsweightless dot.coms
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Word Origin and History for weightlessness
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