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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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Unstirred by the slightest breeze, it rises weightlessly, straight up.
For Jean-Michel Cousteau, ocean explorer and the film's ambassador, "Watching SHARKS 3D is like pulling on a diving suit and swimming weightlessly with sharks all around.
The sheer diversity of aquatic life is jaw-dropping, and the sensation of flying weightlessly through shoals of brilliantly coloured fish, while gazing down on blue-spotted lagoon ray, stonefish and black-spotted pufferfish, is humbling.
At that height, SpaceShipOne's pilot floated weightlessly in his seat, watched the sky go from blue to black, and could easily see the pronounced curvature of the Earth below him.
Described as an ultra-mini hub, with its plug stowed inside, it fits weightlessly in a shirt pocket.
Six spindly legs of galvanised steel support its bulk, so it appears to hover weightlessly above the steeply sloping ground.
Taped to a wall in the school, it appeared as if the whole class was playing, weightlessly, as if they were at recess in space.
If you've ever wondered what it's tike to go to outer space--how it feels to float weightlessly, what the view is tike, how the trip affects the body, or what happens at lift-off--this retrospective answers those questions through the mouths of the astronauts who have flown on the space shuttle during the past 20 years.
As she floats weightlessly, she unreels a white nylon diveline to mark the path, in case a diver accidentally kicks up blinding amounts of clay-like silt and can't see the way back to the cenote.
New memories are replacing my past ones: this Zoilamerica moves weightlessly.
A life (in death) without gravity, especially for a man so passionate as Achilles, would be like being weightlessly comatose, except for the fact of memory, which would make the contrast between life and death even more frustrating.
And he said he was enjoying the freedom to float weightlessly in the shuttle, which is far more spacious than the tiny cockpit he occupied on his first flight.