HyperDic: gravitation

English > 3 senses of the word gravitation:
NOUNphenomenongravitation, gravity, gravitational attraction, gravitational force(physics) the force of attraction between all masses in the universe
eventgravitationmovement downward resulting from gravitational attraction
cognitiongravitationa figurative movement toward some attraction
gravitation > pronunciation
Soundsgrae.vihtey'shahn
RhymesAachen ... Zukerman: 2572 rhymes with ahn...
English > gravitation: 3 senses > noun 1, phenomenon
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.
Examples
  • "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"--Albert Einstein
Synonymsgravity, gravitational attraction, gravitational force
Categoryphysics, natural philosophyThe science of matter and energy and their interactions
Narrowersolar gravityThe gravity of the sun
Broaderattraction, attractive forceThe force by which one object attracts another
Spanishgravedad, gravitación
Catalangravetat, gravitació
Adjectivesgravitationalof or relating to or caused by gravitation
Verbsgravitatemove due to the pull of gravitation
English > gravitation: 3 senses > noun 2, event
Meaningmovement downward resulting from gravitational attraction.
Example"irrigation by gravitation rather than by pumps"
Narrowerdrop, fallA free and rapid descent by the force of gravity
Broaderchange of location, travelA movement through space that changes the location of something
Oppositelevitationmovement upward in virtue of lightness
Adjectivesgravitationalof or relating to or caused by gravitation
Verbsgravitatemove due to the pull of gravitation
English > gravitation: 3 senses > noun 3, cognition
MeaningA figurative movement toward some attraction.
Example"the gravitation of the middle class to the suburbs"
Broaderdrift, trend, movementA general tendency to change (as of opinion)
Verbsgravitatebe attracted to
gravitatemove toward

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