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Eötvös experiment

[uht-vuhsh, et-; Hungarian œt-vœsh]
noun Physics.
  1. an experiment to confirm that all materials respond equally to gravity and that gravitational mass and inertial mass are equivalent.
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Origin of Eötvös experiment

named after Roland Eötvös (1848–1919), Hungarian physicist, who first performed the experiment
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