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GRAVITATIONAL FORCE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does gravitational force mean? 

GRAVITATIONAL FORCE (noun)
  The noun GRAVITATIONAL FORCE has 1 sense:

1. (physics) the force of attraction between all masses in the universe; especially the attraction of the earth's mass for bodies near its surface

  Familiarity information: GRAVITATIONAL FORCE used as a noun is very rare.


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GRAVITATIONAL FORCE (noun)


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Meaning:

(physics) the force of attraction between all masses in the universe; especially the attraction of the earth's mass for bodies near its surface

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural phenomena

Synonyms:

gravitation; gravitational attraction; gravitational force; gravity

Context examples:

the more remote the body the less the gravity / the gravitation between two bodies is proportional to the product of their masses and inversely proportional to the square of the distance between them / gravitation cannot be held responsible for people falling in love

Hypernyms ("gravitational force" is a kind of...):

attraction; attractive force (the force by which one object attracts another)

Domain category:

natural philosophy; physical science; physics (the science of matter and energy and their interactions)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "gravitational force"):

solar gravity (the gravity of the sun)


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