gravitational constant

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grav·i·ta·tion·al constant

(grăv′ĭ-tā′shə-nəl)
n. Abbr. G
The constant in Newton's law of gravitation that yields the attractive force between two bodies when multiplied by the product of the masses of the two bodies and divided by the square of the distance between them. Also called newtonian constant of gravitation.
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G is Newton's constant, which has been revealed as determining the dissipative flow of space into matter, and a is a dimensionless constant, that experiment reveals to be the fine structure constant.
Michelini [1]) concerned the absence of measurements of Newton's constant, G, within a particular range of vacuum pressures.
Mesurement of Newton's constant using a torsion balance with angular acceleration feedback.