microgravity
noun Date: 1974 a condition in space in which only minuscule forces are experienced ; virtual absence of gravity; broadly a condition of weightlessness

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  • microgravity — noun A state of very low acceleration between two free floating objects, as found in sustained freefall, in orbit, or in interstellar space. Syn: µG, weightlessness See Also: hypergravity, hypogravity, macrogravity, zero gravity …   Wiktionary

  • microgravity — mi·cro·grav·i·ty (miґkro grav″ĭ te) the minute amount of gravitational force existing in outer space; it results in a weightless condition and enhances the likelihood of certain diseases …   Medical dictionary

  • microgravity — maɪkrəʊ grævəɪ n. near absence of gravity, condition in which the force of gravity is so weak that weightlessness occurs …   English contemporary dictionary

  • microgravity — noun very weak gravity, as in an orbiting spacecraft …   English new terms dictionary

  • microgravity — mi·cro·gravity …   English syllables

  • microgravity — mi•cro•grav•i•ty [[t]ˈmaɪ kroʊˌgræv ɪ ti[/t]] n. ars a condition, esp. in orbit, where the force of gravity is so weak that weightlessness results • Etymology: 1908–85 …   From formal English to slang

  • microgravity — ¦mīkrōˌ noun Etymology: micr + gravity : a condition in space in which only minuscule gravitational forces are experienced : virtual absence of gravity ; broadly : weightlessness …   Useful english dictionary

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