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gravitational field


noun Physics.

the attractive effect, considered as extending throughout space, of matter on other matter.
the region surrounding an astronomical body in which the force of gravitation is strong.

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Nearby words

gravitate, gravitation, gravitational, gravitational collapse, gravitational constant, gravitational field, gravitational interaction, gravitational lens, gravitational mass, gravitational radius, gravitational redshift

Origin of gravitational field

First recorded in 1915–20
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British Dictionary definitions for gravitational field

gravitational field


noun

the field of force surrounding a body of finite mass in which another body would experience an attractive force that is proportional to the product of the masses and inversely proportional to the square of the distance between them
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