gravitational gravitational  /ˌɡræ vɪ ˈteɪ ʃə nəl/

Definition(s):

  • (adj) of or relating to or caused by gravitation

Usage(s):

  1. These sucking danger spots are the gravitational fields around the sun and its satellites.
  2. Somewhere, there was a sort of temperamental dark matter exerting an invisible gravitational pull of its own.
  3. Near the rim of the earth's gravitational pit is a much smaller pit belonging to the moon.

News

  1. What Happens When Stars Collide? In This Case, A Newly Observed Kind of Pulsating Star

    It sure would be interesting to watch two stars run into each other — from a safe distance, of course. One can imagine there would be quite the titanic battle going on between their competing gravitational forces, throwing off gas and matter as they collide. They also leave behind interesting echoes, at least according to [...]
    on June 28, 2013     Source: Universe Today

  2. Peter Buffett: Change Our Story: Escape Velocity

    Every day we live our lives in the gravitational pull of our belief systems. And every one of them starts from the inside out -- trailing back generations often without our knowledge.
    on June 28, 2013     Source: The Huffington Post

  3. Starkness and light: view from the front row at Julius

    Posted in Fashion / Fashion blog / Fashion documentary / Fashion pictures / Paris fashion week Tatsuro Horikawa’s show notes for Julius were less a description of the clothing and more a nebulous splattering of words on a page; words whose gravitational pull brought them back to the overarching theme of genesis . If the spring 2014 collection was all about beginnings, then the stark white ...
    on June 27, 2013     Source: StyleBistro

Quotes

  1. "In the Senate, Ted Kennedy was our sun - the center of our universe," Schumer said. "To be pulled by his strong gravitational field, to bask in his warmth was a privilege, an honor and, for many of us, even a life-changing experience. His...
    on Aug 27, 2009 By: Charles Schumer Source: Buffalo News

  2. "It's a bit like the lining up of the moon and all the stars and the planets in a great gravitational pull to get Republicans and Democrats, conservatives and liberals all to come together and say, 'You know what? Getting everyone health insurance...
    on Apr 5, 2006 By: Mitt Romney Source: Pittsburgh Channel.com

  3. "The wide support for this initiative, uniting the industry around the Symbian platform, reflects the strong gravitational pull it has for application developers," Nokia Chief Executive Olli-Pekka Kallasvuo said in a statement.
    on Jun 24, 2008 By: Olli-Pekka Kallasvuo Source: CNNMoney.com

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