attraction of gravitation
Gravitation Grav"i*ta"tion, n. [Cf. F. gravitation. See Gravity.] 1. The act of gravitating. [1913 Webster]

2. (Pysics) That species of attraction or force by which all bodies or particles of matter in the universe tend toward each other; called also {attraction of gravitation}, {universal gravitation}, and {universal gravity}. See {Attraction}, and {Weight.} [1913 Webster]

{Law of gravitation}, that law in accordance with which gravitation acts, namely, that every two bodies or portions of matter in the universe attract each other with a force proportional directly to the quantity of matter they contain, and inversely to the squares of their distances. [1913 Webster]


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  • Attraction of gravitation — Attraction At*trac tion, n. [L. attractio: cf. F. attraction.] 1. (Physics) An invisible power in a body by which it draws anything to itself; the power in nature acting mutually between bodies or ultimate particles, tending to draw them together …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Law of gravitation — Gravitation Grav i*ta tion, n. [Cf. F. gravitation. See Gravity.] 1. The act of gravitating. [1913 Webster] 2. (Pysics) That species of attraction or force by which all bodies or particles of matter in the universe tend toward each other; called… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • Gravitation — Grav i*ta tion, n. [Cf. F. gravitation. See Gravity.] 1. The act of gravitating. [1913 Webster] 2. (Pysics) That species of attraction or force by which all bodies or particles of matter in the universe tend toward each other; called also… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Attraction — At*trac tion, n. [L. attractio: cf. F. attraction.] 1. (Physics) An invisible power in a body by which it draws anything to itself; the power in nature acting mutually between bodies or ultimate particles, tending to draw them together, or to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Attraction — (Roget s Thesaurus) >Motion towards, actively. < N PARAG:Attraction >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 attraction attraction attractiveness Sgm: N 1 attractivity attractivity Sgm: N 1 drawing to drawing to pulling towards adduction magnetism gravity …   English dictionary for students

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