from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Physics The natural phenomenon of attraction between physical objects with mass or energy.
- n. Physics The act or process of moving under the influence of this attraction.
- n. A movement toward a source of attraction: the gravitation of the middle classes to the suburbs.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The fundamental force of attraction that exists between all particles with mass in the universe. It is the weakest of the four forces, and possesses a gauge boson known as the graviton.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The act of gravitating.
- n. That species of attraction or force by which all bodies or particles of matter in the universe tend toward each other; called also attraction of gravitation, universal gravitation, and universal gravity. See Attraction, and Weight.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act of gravitating or tending toward a center of attraction.
- n. That attraction between bodies, or that acceleration of one toward another, of which the fall of heavy bodies to the earth is an instance. See gravity, 1.
- n. In philology, the tendency of sounds and syllables having little or no stress to become merged in the accented syllable, or to fall away entirely; the absorption of weaker elements.
- n. Figuratively, a prevailing tendency of mental or social forces or activities toward some particular point or result.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. movement downward resulting from gravitational attraction
- 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
- n. a figurative movement toward some attraction
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