gravitational force

[ grav-i-tey-shuh-nl fawrs ]

nounAerospace,Engineering.
  1. a unit of acceleration equal to the acceleration of gravity at the earth's surface: Fighter pilots train to tolerate very high G-forces with breathing techniques and specialized equipment.

Origin of gravitational force

1
First recorded in 1690–1710
  • Also G-force [jee-fawrs] /ˈdʒi ˌfɔrs/ .

Words Nearby gravitational force

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How to use gravitational force in a sentence

  • That means twice as far from the black hole, the gravitational force is roughly four times as weak.

  • We have a sort of fourth-dimensional lens that concentrates the lines of any gravitational force.

    Empire | Clifford Donald Simak
  • Moreover, the fact of atmospheric pressure is itself a case of one of the commonest of all facts—weight or gravitational force.

    How We Think | John Dewey
  • This rate, he thinks, is regulated by the gravitational force.

    Astronomical Curiosities | J. Ellard Gore
  • In this matter Kant regards himself as defending the Newtonian theory of an attractive gravitational force.

  • There was a gravitational force here for which I was not allowing.

    Wandl the Invader | Raymond King Cummings