gravitational

[ grav-i-tey-shuh-nl ]
/ ˌgræv ɪˈteɪ ʃə nl /

adjective

Physics. of or relating to the force of attraction between two masses: The gravitational effect of the moon causes the rise and fall of ocean tides.
of or relating to a strong movement or natural tendency toward something or someone: Their gravitational attraction to self-destructive behavior has been the subject of much study.

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Origin of gravitational

First recorded in 1850–55; gravitation + -al1

OTHER WORDS FROM gravitational

grav·i·ta·tion·al·ly, adverban·ti·grav·i·ta·tion·al, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for gravitational

gravitational
/ (ˌɡrævɪˈteɪʃənəl) /

adjective

of, relating to, or involving gravitation

Derived forms of gravitational

gravitationally, adverb
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