centre of gravity


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centre of gravity

the point through which the resultant of the gravitational forces on a body always acts
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She shifted the political centre of gravity to the Right.
The lower centre of gravity of the flat engine, so-called because the pistons sit on their sides instead of upright like a conventional engine, aids cornering by keeping the whole car's centre of gravity low.
If a woman's spine couldn't accommodate this change in her centre of gravity, she'd topple over.
Their larger mass and higher centre of gravity, which many parents feel is a safety plus, in fact make them more likely to run out of control if they hit an object or swerve suddenly.
In order to analyse an entire linguistic data corpus dialectometrically, the centre of gravity of every area of distribution for every reported response has to be established first.
The report went on to recommend that the method of calculating an aircraft's centre of gravity put an unduly heavy burden of responsibility on the pilot and that when seating arrangements were changed engineers should calculate the new positions.
SEAT: troubles reflect shifting European centre of gravity

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