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constant of gravitation

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noun Physics.
  1. See under law of gravitation. Symbol: G
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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.
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Origin of law of gravitation

First recorded in 1755–65
Also called law of universal gravitation.
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law of gravitation

  1. See Newton's law of gravitation.
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