Definitions

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

  • n. The spherical region of space dominated by the gravitational field of a celestial body.

Etymologies

gravi(ty) + sphere.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

Examples

  • FUNCTIONAL WORD (8) tetramine SHIFT (6) ambisextrous, magneto - decorative adj. fluid - diplotene, autodrome mechanic, adj. birdyback adj. dirty colorcaster neurokinin dustoff gravisphere parapolitical, punch-up moonfall adj. skim parakite protoconti -

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  • NEW MEANINGS analyst gate mu-meson bob immune, adj. muonon, butter pat laggard suffix delocalize, v. lagger paging derrick, v. meson plasma digger microelectrode poach, v. fat receptor reduplicate, gravisphere ductibility v. moonfall electrohydraulic spinner parakite standoff resistojet fluidonics station BLENDS (2) fluoridizer zone gayola incapacitator VARIANT FORM plench Mosleyite tabbouli BOUND-MORPHEME mysterium FUNCTIONAL ITEMS (7) oceanologic,

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