gravitation gravitation  /ˌɡræ vɪ ˈteɪ ʃən/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) (physics) the force of attraction between all masses in the universe; especially the attraction of the earth's mass for bodies near its surface
  2. (n) movement downward resulting from gravitational attraction
  3. (n) a figurative movement toward some attraction

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Usage(s):

  1. Even apart from its problems in describing gravitation, however, the standard model in its present form has too many arbitrary features.
  2. A challenging item in the unfinished business of science is to find some connection between magnetism and gravitation.
  3. This would produce centrifugal force that would act like gravitation.

News

  • GR20/Amaldi10: Warsaw -- World capital of research on gravity

    ( Faculty of Physics University of Warsaw ) Studying the nature of gravity is one of the broadest and most intellectually sophisticated fields of modern science. Starting today, physicists from all over the world will begin to discuss the results of their research during a special event: the Warsaw GR20/Amaldi10 Gravitational Conference. The lectures and presentations related to the conference ...
    on July 8, 2013     Source: EurekAlert!

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Quotes

  1. "Sir Isaac absolutely loved it, I've got to tell you," Sellers joked. "We had him in the window and he got to watch his little wood chip float by and ponder the laws of gravitation and everything. I think it was a treat for him."
    on May 21, 2010 By: Piers Sellers Source: Christian Science Monitor

  2. "The accelerated universe can be a window of opportunity for understanding the most fundamental aspects of gravitation, and may signal the modification of standard laws of gravity at very large distances," Dvali told an audience at the American...
    on Feb 19, 2005 By: Gia Dvali Source: New Scientist (subscription)

  3. Pelosi says she feels a "natural gravitation to the floor," but there's more to it than that: The speaker's propensity to speak reflects her determination to lead from the front, not the rear, of her caucus.
    on Jun 3, 2008 By: Nancy Pelosi Source: Politico

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