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gravity

1. the force of attraction that moves or tends to move bodies towards the centre of a celestial body, such as the earth or moon
2. the property of being heavy or having weight
3. another name for gravitation
4. lowness in pitch

Gravity

The gravitational attraction at the surface of a planet or other celestial body. The quantity g is often referred to simply as “gravity’’ or “the force of gravity’’ of Earth, both of which are incorrect. The force of gravity means the force with which a celestial body attracts an object, that is, the weight of the object. The letter g represents the acceleration caused by the gravitational force and, of course, has the dimensions of acceleration. See Gravitation

gravity

1. Another name for gravitation.
2. The apparent force of gravitation on an object at or near the surface of a planet, satellite, etc.

gravity

[′grav·əd·ē]
(mechanics)
The gravitational attraction at the surface of a planet or other celestial body.
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Built in response to requests from various gravity users that we provide them with our latest technology, the JILAg instruments combined the instrumental ideas that were developed [20] during the thesis work of Mark Zumberge [21] with the "super spring" idea [22] that was developed during the thesis work of Bob Rinker [23].
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