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gravity

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Physics
gravitygrav‧i‧ty /ˈɡrævəti/ ●○○ noun [uncountable] 🔊 🔊 1 technicalHP the force that causes something to fall to the ground or to be attracted to another planetgravitation 🔊 the force of gravity2 formalSERIOUS PERSON the extreme and worrying seriousness of a situationgravity of 🔊 I could not hide from her the gravity of the situation. 🔊 The penalties should be proportionate to the gravity of the offence.3 SERIOUS/NOT JOKINGan extremely serious way of behaving or speaking 🔊 The Consul spoke slowly and with great gravity. centre of gravity
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gravityThey speak with passion and gravity.This pressure is maintained by means of water towers and gravity, or by booster pumping stations.Stepping high in the light gravity and brandishing the bag before her, she ploughed her way out into the open air.Mars' gravity is only about 38% of Earth's.This is because the center of gravity of the hammer is in the iron part.In free fall, only the force of gravity is acting so the body is not in compression.In the quantum theory of gravity, on the other hand, a third possibility arises.They'd fly right across the tube, riding the gravity gradients, making it look easy.I don't think you quite understand the gravity of the situation.Generally, different theories are used to explain widely different phenomena, from the forces in the atom to gravity.force of gravityAnd with her body positioned at a slight incline, her spine benefits from the normal force of gravity.The rise is a result of the capillary suction which acts against the force of gravity.Physicists define weight as the force of gravity acting on an object.This force is universal, that is, every particle feels the force of gravity, according to its mass or energy.This difference in the force of gravity causes the tides.Water may enter the soil or bedrock simply through percolation through interconnected voids between particles under the force of gravity.It was not unlikely that they were closely linked, or even identical, with the forces of gravity and of electromagnetism.
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