gravitational wave

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gravitational wave

[‚grav·ə′tā·shən·əl ′wāv]
(relativity)
A propagating gravitational field predicted by general relativity, which is produced by some change in the distribution of matter; it travels at the speed of light, exerting forces on masses in its path. Also known as gravitational radiation.
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Current detectors used in the search for gravitational wave radiations are of such a construction that the particles therein, which detect the waves, are almost at rest with respect of each other and the observer.
Weber supposed that the origin of the observed signals were gravitational wave radiations.