gravity

  • 21gravity — The attraction toward the earth that makes any mass exert downward force or have weight. Strictly speaking, g. is the algebraic sum of the gravitational attraction of the earth and the opposing centrifugal effect of the mass s rotation around the …

    Medical dictionary

  • 22gravity — /ˈgrævəti / (say gravuhtee) noun (plural gravities) 1. Physics that force of attraction between all particles or bodies, or that acceleration of one towards another, of which the fall of bodies to the earth is an instance. 2. heaviness or weight …

    Australian-English dictionary

  • 23gravity — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) I n. weight (see gravity); graveness, importance. Ant., lightness, unimportance. II Weight Nouns 1. gravity, gravitation; weight, weighing; heft, heaviness; ponderosity, pressure, burden; ballast,… …

    English dictionary for students

  • 24gravity — noun (U) 1 technical the force that causes something to fall to the ground or to be attracted to another planet 2 formal the extreme and worrying seriousness of a situation: Carl did not seem to understand the gravity of this situation. 3 an… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 25gravity — noun (plural ties) Usage: often attributive Etymology: Middle French or Latin; Middle French gravité, from Latin gravitat , gravitas, from gravis Date: 1505 1. a. dignity or sobriety of bearing b. importance, significance; especially seriousness …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 26gravity — [16] Gravity comes from Latin gravitās, a derivative of the adjective gravis ‘heavy, important’. This in turn goes back to a prehistoric Indo European *gru , which also produced Greek bárus ‘heavy’ (source of English baritone [19] and barium… …

    The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins

  • 27gravity — noun 1) the gravity of the situation Syn: seriousness, importance, significance, weight, consequence, magnitude; acuteness, urgency, exigence; awfulness, dreadfulness; formal moment 2) the gravity of his demeanor Syn …

    Thesaurus of popular words

  • 28gravity — noun 1) the gravity of the situation Syn: seriousness, importance, significance, weight, consequence, magnitude, acuteness, urgency, dreadfulness 2) the gravity of his demeanour Syn: solemnity …

    Synonyms and antonyms dictionary

  • 29gravity — [ˈgrævəti] noun [U] 1) the force that makes something fall to the ground the laws of gravity[/ex] 2) the serious or important quality of something I m sure you can appreciate the gravity of the situation.[/ex] • See: center …

    Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • 30gravity — grav•i•ty [[t]ˈgræv ɪ ti[/t]] n. pl. ties 1) phs the force of attraction by which terrestrial bodies tend to fall toward the center of the earth 2) phs heaviness or weight 3) phs gravitation in general 4) phs acceleration of gravity 5) serious or …

    From formal English to slang

  • 31gravity — The attractive force exerted by one body on another. All bodies which have mass have this property. The pull of the earth upon objects so that they fall at the rate of 981 cm (32.2 feet) per second every second. Also see center of gravity g… …

    Dictionary of automotive terms

  • 32gravity — A term familiar in oil price quotations, referring to what is called Baume gravity, under which the lighter the oil the higher the gravity. Ohio Oil Co. v Conway, 281 US 146, 74 L Ed 775, 50 S Ct 310 …

    Ballentine's law dictionary

  • 33gravity — [16] Gravity comes from Latin gravitās, a derivative of the adjective gravis ‘heavy, important’. This in turn goes back to a prehistoric Indo European *gru , which also produced Greek bárus ‘heavy’ (source of English baritone [19] and barium… …

    Word origins

  • 34gravity — n. 1 a the force that attracts a body to the centre of the earth or other celestial body. b the degree of intensity of this measured by acceleration. c gravitational force. 2 the property of having weight. 3 a importance, seriousness; the quality …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 35gravity — noun /ˈɡɹævɪti/ a) Resultant force on Earths surface, of the attraction by the Earths masses, and the centrifugal pseudo force caused by the Earths rotation. b) Gravitation, universal force exercised by two bodies onto each other (In casual… …

    Wiktionary

  • 36gravity — Synonyms and related words: G, G suit, acuteness, adduction, affinity, allurement, apogeotropism, attractance, attraction, attractiveness, attractivity, augustness, avoirdupois, beef, beefiness, bleakness, buckram, capillarity, capillary… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 37gravity n — An astronaut who fails on a weightlessness experiment must be aware of the gravity of the situation …

    English expressions

  • 38gravity — sunkis statusas T sritis Standartizacija ir metrologija apibrėžtis Dydis, išreiškiamas kūno masės ir laisvojo kritimo pagreičio sandauga. atitikmenys: angl. gravity vok. Schwere, f; Schwerkraft, f rus. сила тяжести, f pranc. force de pesanteur,… …

    Penkiakalbis aiškinamasis metrologijos terminų žodynas

  • 39gravity — sunkis statusas T sritis Standartizacija ir metrologija apibrėžtis Tiksliai apibrėžtoje atskaitos sistemoje – jėga, kuri veikdama kūną suteikia jam pagreitį, lygų vietiniam laisvojo kritimo pagreičiui toje atskaitos sistemoje. atitikmenys: angl.… …

    Penkiakalbis aiškinamasis metrologijos terminų žodynas

  • 40gravity — sunkis statusas T sritis chemija apibrėžtis Kūno masės ir laisvojo kritimo pagreičio sandauga. atitikmenys: angl. gravity rus. тяжесть …

    Chemijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas