gravitoelectric field

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gravitoelectric field

[¦grav·ə·tō·i¦lek·trik ′fēld]
(relativity)
In general relativity, those components of the gravitational field that are analogous to the electric-field components of the electromagnetic field and normally provide the dominant contribution.
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