constant of gravitation

law of gravitation

noun Physics.
  1. 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.

Origin of law of gravitation

First recorded in 1755–65
Also called law of universal gravitation. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

constant of gravitation in Science

law of gravitation

  1. See Newton's law of gravitation.
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