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 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]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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