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law of gravitation


from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. that law in accordance with which gravitation acts, namely, that every two bodies or portions of matter in the universe attract each other with a force proportional directly to the quantity of matter they contain, and inversely to the squares of their distances.

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

  • n. (physics) the law that states any two bodies attract each other with a force that is directly proportional to the product of their masses and inversely proportional to the square of the distance between them


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