HyperDic: law_of_gravitation

English > 1 sense of the expression law of gravitation:
NOUNcognitionlaw of gravitation, Newton's law of gravitation(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
English > law of gravitation: 1 sense > noun 1, cognition
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.
SynonymNewton's law of gravitation
Categoryphysics, natural philosophyThe science of matter and energy and their interactions
Part oftheory 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
Partsgravitational constant, universal gravitational constant, constant of gravitation, G(physics) the universal constant relating force to mass and distance in Newton's law of gravitation
Broaderlaw, law of natureA generalization that describes recurring facts or events in nature

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