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Definitions

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  • n. The state of being free from the effects of gravity.
  • n. An experience or instance of being weightless.

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

  • n. the property of being comparatively small in weight

Etymologies

weightless +‎ -ness (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Which reminds me of that story, or joke, about how the Americans spent oodles of cash to develop a pen that writes in weightlessness and how the practical Russians simply used a pencil.

    McNamara: A War Criminal, a Liar, and a Director of the Washington Post company « Antiwar.com Blog

  • Drinking vodka in weightlessness already has a big resonance in Ukrainian media.

    NASA Watch: January 2008 Archives

  • Kara was used to being small, nearest to the ground, to having taller kids look down on her, but these women in weightlessness, seemed to surround her, feet below hers, head above, shoulders off to her side.

    365 tomorrows » 2005 » October : A New Free Flash Fiction SciFi Story Every Day

  • The transition to weightlessness is abrupt, and all the more dramatic because it occurs at the end of the 3 G acceleration: when the main engines cut off, the crew gets the impression of going over an edge and suddenly dropping into a free fall.

    Columbia's Last Flight

  • The dominant sensation, other than weightlessness, is of the speed across the ground.

    Columbia's Last Flight

  • In father and son alike poor speech betrays a certain weightlessness of character, reflects lives so gilded that neither man ever had to worry about how he came across.

    The Bumbling Communicator

  • How well did your training prepare you for long-term weightlessness?

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  • To say nothing of the effects of long-term weightlessness, of long-term cosmic ray exposure, and of the intolerable risk to astronaut safety involved in any Mars trip - six months of contingencies versus three days for a moon trip.

    LJWorld.com stories: News

  • In a thesis that will be published in May, Kaderka concludes from his review that artificial gravity works just as well as traditional countermeasures at treating the adverse effects of long-term weightlessness on the cardiovascular system, especially when combined with other aerobic exercises.

    PhysOrg.com - latest science and technology news stories

  • Earth experiments suggest that artificial gravity works just as well as traditional countermeasures to prevent long-term weightlessness from affecting human cardiovascular health, Kaderka said.

    SPACE.com

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