acceleration of gravity

acceleration of gravity
Date: circa 1889 the acceleration of a body in free fall under the influence of earth's gravity expressed as the rate of increase of velocity per unit of time and assigned the standard value of 980.665 centimeters per second per second — called also g

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  • acceleration of gravity — acceleration of a body falling in a vacuum under the influence of the earth s gravity expressed as the rate of increase of velocity per unit of time, its value at sea level in latitude 45 degrees being 980.616 centimeters per second per second… …   Useful english dictionary

  • acceleration of gravity — n the acceleration of a body in free fall under the influence of the earth s gravity expressed as the rate of increase of velocity per unit of time with the value 980.665 centimeters per second per second abbr. g * * * standard gravity …   Medical dictionary

  • acceleration of gravity — n. the gravitational acceleration of a freely falling object, expressed in terms of the rate of increase of velocity per second: on earth 980.665 cm (32.17 ft) per second per second is the standard: abbrev. g …   English World dictionary

  • acceleration of gravity — sunkio pagreitis statusas T sritis fizika atitikmenys: angl. acceleration of gravity vok. Schwerebeschleunigung, f rus. ускорение силы тяжести, n pranc. accélération de chute libre, f; accélération de la gravité, f; accélération due à la… …   Fizikos terminų žodynas

  • acceleration of gravity — acceleration of a free falling body under the influence of gravity (equal to approximately 32 feet per second) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • acceleration of gravity — Physics. the acceleration of a falling body in the earth s gravitational field, inversely proportional to the square of the distance from the body to the center of the earth, and varying somewhat with latitude: approximately 32 ft. (9.8 m) per… …   Universalium

  • acceleration of gravity — accelera′tion of grav′ity n. phs the acceleration of a falling body in the earth s gravitational field, approximately 32 ft. (9.8 m) per second per second Symbol: g 1) • Etymology: 1885–90 …   From formal English to slang

  • acceleration of free fall — laisvojo kritimo pagreitis statusas T sritis Standartizacija ir metrologija apibrėžtis Pagreitis, kurį kūnas įgyja laisvai krisdamas veikiant sunkio jėgai. Standartinis laisvojo kritimo pagreitis g = 9,806 65 m/s² (tiksliai) (3 oji CGPM, 1901).… …   Penkiakalbis aiškinamasis metrologijos terminų žodynas

  • Center of gravity — Center Cen ter, n. [F. centre, fr. L. centrum, fr. round which a circle is described, fr. ? to prick, goad.] 1. A point equally distant from the extremities of a line, figure, or body, or from all parts of the circumference of a circle; the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • center of gravity — (CG) That point in an object, if through which an imaginary pivot line were drawn, would leave the object in balance. In the vehicle, the closer the weight to the ground, the lower the center of gravity. Cornering, acceleration, and other forces… …   Dictionary of automotive terms

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