Definitions

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  • adj. Pertaining to, or caused by, gravity or gravitation.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Of or pertaining to the force of gravity.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Of, pertaining to, or caused by gravitation.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. of or relating to or caused by gravitation

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Examples

  • (Force) = (gravitational mass) × (intensity of the gravitational field), where the “gravitational mass” is likewise a characteristic constant for the body.

    Chapter 19. The Gravitational Field

  • And Dr. Szabolcs Marka, an experimental astrophysicist at Columbia University who specializes in gravitational waves, is applying his expertise to malaria prevention.

    Bill Gates: Great Ideas from Unexpected Places

  • Yet in these coalescences for the Weyl curvature hypothesis to be correct, and for these mergers to form larger elliptical galaxies, the non-conservative “friction” which results from luminous matter (LM) interactions must be sufficient to result in some long term gravitational pull on the dark matter (DM).

    Death in the Sky: M31 Shreds its Satellites | Universe Today

  • LIGO, the largest experiment so far for spying the ripples in space-time known as gravitational waves.

    New Scientist - Online News

  • Climateprediction. net, which uses volunteer computers to test climate models; Rosetta@home,whichexploresthree-dimensionalproteinstructures; and Einstein@Home, which started in 2005 as a search for ripples in spacetime known as gravitational waves.

    Scientific American

  • The phenomenon is often called the gravitational redshift because the oscillations of light waves slow down or become redder when tugged by gravity.

    PhysOrg.com - latest science and technology news stories

  • Rank: 1.9/5 (8) "The phenomenon is often called the gravitational redshift because the oscillations of light waves slow down or become redder when tugged by gravity."

    PhysOrg.com - latest science and technology news stories

  • Our universe is thought to have undergone inflation - a period of exponential expansion - a fraction of a second after the big bang, generating ripples in the fabric of space-time called gravitational waves.

    New Scientist - Online News

  • They may be supersensitive to the sounds of fire alarms and vacuum cleaners or even feel disoriented while running and swinging called gravitational insecurity.

    You Raising Your Child

  • The bending of light around massive objects is now known as gravitational lensing, and has become an important tool in astrophysics.

    Wired Top Stories

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