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grav·i·ta·tion

(grav'i-tā'shŭn),
The force of attraction between any two bodies in the universe, varying directly as the product of their masses and inversely as the square of the distance between their centers; expressed as F = Gm1m2l -2, where G (newtonian constant of gravitation) = 6.67259 × 10-11 m3 kg-1 s-2, m1 and m2 are the masses (in kg) of the two bodies, and l is the distance separating them in meters.
[L. gravitas, weight]

gravitation

(grăv″ĭ-tā′shŭn) [L. gravitas, weight]
The force and movement tending to draw every particle of matter together, esp. the attraction of the earth for bodies at a distance from its center.
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As such there is not enough scientific literature to show how alcohol works in an environment with minimal gravitational pull.
Mr Boroson and fellow NOAO astronomer Tod Lauer detected the supermassive black holes by spotting the radiation emitted by objects apparently being sucked into them by their gravitational pull.
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What is absolutely mesmerizing in these paintings is not simply the sheer quantity of the vertical runoffs--as in particularly bloody medieval representations of the Man of Sorrow--but the fact that their gravitational pull does not freeze the gestures, even though in one pair of canvases Twombly lets us know this was a possibility.
Over time, that object's gravitational pull would slowly deflect the asteroid out of Earth's path.
This Sort": In a plane, plot, or gravitational pull, negative or interrogative.
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It takes Eros and sex to blast us out of Earth's gravitational pull and into the realm of true love.
These same officials advanced goods--primarily livestock, but other items, as well--on credit to rural people outside the gravitational pull of this particular commodity nexus, but it was clearly the cochinilla industry that drove the regional economy and yielded the most substantial profits for both the ultimate producers and the Spanish intermediaries.