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noun as in force of attraction

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The findings, published in Science last week, provide the first concrete evidence that stars' gravities can carve bizarre and fantastic shapes in planet-forming disks, providing new insight into how planets are born in bizarre orbits.

For example, physics icon Isaac Newton was wrong about gravity.

The force we experience as gravity actually results from the curving of spacetime.

In Einstein’s theory of general relativity, you think of the graviton as a massless particle, and so the force of gravity also has an infinite range.

The more stars the cluster loses, the less gravity it has to hold on to its remaining members.

So not only will the GOP have control in the Senate, it will move the center of gravity on Capitol Hill hard to starboard.

In the spring of 1933, few perceived Nazism with the gravity he did.

The powerful forces of gravity and magnetism channel matter into huge flattened spinning platters known as accretion disks.

Landing on any other world is hard, but Comet 67P is especially challenging, even apart from the low gravity.

You also seem to be fond of the way the film treated gravity—as opposed to your reservations about the film Gravity.

The specific gravity is most conveniently estimated by means of the urinometer—Squibb's is preferable (Fig. 14).

One frequently wishes to ascertain the specific gravity of quantities of fluid too small to float an urinometer.

She would never forget it; but realizing its gravity, she decided thereupon never to tell it—the dream—to anybody.

Gordon, however, had never been a lover, and if Bernard noted Angela's gravity it was not because he felt jealous.

The specific gravity method is very useful when special instruments are not at hand.


On this page you'll find 49 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to gravity, such as: pressure, weight, force, and heaviness.

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