- the force of attraction between any two masses.Compare law of gravitation.
- an act or process caused by this force.
Origin of gravitation
Examples from the Web for gravitation
The law of Gravitation has an enormous evidence in support of it considered simply as a fact.The Relations Between Religion and Science|Frederick, Lord Bishop of Exeter
Tell me more of the sphere in which gravitation is intensest.Etidorhpa or the End of Earth.|John Uri Lloyd
Natural Science is not the invention of man, more than is the law of gravitation, the law of equilibrium, or the binomial theorem.The New Avatar and The Destiny of the Soul|Jirah D. Buck
The fly must not be thrown directly on to the water, but should be allowed to drop there by gravitation.Old Flies in New Dresses|Charles Edward Walker
The ocean as it revolves round the earth (being held on by gravitation just as the moon is) is perturbed by both sun and moon.Pioneers of Science|Oliver Lodge
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Word Origin and History for gravitation
1640s in physics sense, also figurative, from Modern Latin gravitationem (nominative gravitatio), noun of action from past participle stem of gravitare (see gravitate). Related: Gravitational.
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Culture definitions for gravitation
The force, first described mathematically by Isaac Newton, whereby any two objects in the universe are attracted toward each other. Gravitation holds the moon in orbit around the Earth, the planets in orbit around the sun, and the sun in the Milky Way. It also accounts for the fall of objects released near the surface of the Earth. The modern theory of gravitation is the general theory of relativity.