two-body problem

[ too-bod-ee ]
/ ˈtuˈbɒd i /

noun Astronomy, Mechanics.

the problem of calculating the motions of two bodies in space moving solely under the influence of their mutual gravitational attraction.

Nearby words

  1. two-and-a-half international,
  2. two-bagger,
  3. two-base hit,
  4. two-beat,
  5. two-bit,
  6. two-by-four,
  7. two-carbon fragment,
  8. two-color,
  9. two-cycle,
  10. two-dimensional


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