gravitational mass


noun Physics.

the mass of a body as measured by its gravitational attraction for other bodies.

Nearby words

  1. gravitational collapse,
  2. gravitational constant,
  3. gravitational field,
  4. gravitational interaction,
  5. gravitational lens,
  6. gravitational radius,
  7. gravitational redshift,
  8. gravitational ulcer,
  9. gravitational wave,
  10. gravitative

Compare inertial mass.

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British Dictionary definitions for gravitational mass

gravitational mass

noun

the mass of a body determined by its response to the force of gravityCompare inertial mass
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