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celestial mechanics

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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The science of the motion of celestial bodies under the influence of gravitational forces.

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  • n. The dynamics of celestial bodies subject to mutual gravitational attraction.

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  • n. the branch of astronomy concerned with the application of Newton's laws of motion to the motions of heavenly bodies

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