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weightless

1. (of a body) having no actual weight; a state in which an object has no actual weight (because it is in space and unaffected by gravitational attraction) or no apparent weight (because the gravitational attraction equals the centripetal force and the object is in free fall)
2. Business
a. (of economic activity) based on the supply of information and ideas rather than trade in physical goods
b. (of a company) having very few physical assets
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Weightless SIG Members get access to all of the open standard specifications, the test specifications, the test and certification programme and the right to sell product using the technology on a royalty free basis.
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These preoccupations are driven by digital design and CNC cutting, stamping and welding, with weightless bits enabling machines to create the appearance of craft, almost without human intervention on the shop floor.
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SCIENTISTS are aiming to grow strawberries in space - and are already trying to grow the fruit in weightless conditions on earth.
Goldberg's research is funded in part by NASA because the agency needs to find ways to prevent muscles from atrophying while astronauts are weightless.
The feeling I get when I am gliding across the water, becoming one with the ocean, is like I am weightless.
That Graydon Carter--whose journey from the vitriolic Spy to the starfucking Vanity Fair has been a real-time illustration of the axiom that we become what we most despise--is considered an ironic low at all demonstrates how weightless this arguments is.
Without gravity's pull, orbiting objects are in "free fall," and in a sense, weightless.