Meaning | (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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Synonym | Newton's law of gravitation |
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Category | physics, natural philosophy | The science of matter and energy and their interactions |
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Part of | theory of gravitation, theory of gravity, gravitational theory, Newton's theory of gravitation | (physics) the theory that any two particles of matter attract one another with a force directly proportional to the product of their masses and inversely proportional to the square of the distance between them |
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Parts | gravitational constant, universal gravitational constant, constant of gravitation, G | (physics) the universal constant relating force to mass and distance in Newton's law of gravitation |
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Broader | law, law of nature | A generalization that describes recurring facts or events in nature |
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