gravitational force

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gravitational force

See gravitation.

gravitational force

[‚grav·ə′tā·shən·əl ′fȯrs]
(mechanics)
The force on a particle due to its gravitational attraction to other particles.
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The Third Law had to be stated in terms of the mutual action-reaction forces being equal in magnitude and opposite in direction to justify the particular form of Newton's Law of Universal Gravitation.
In fact, I argue that Newton's Law of Universal Gravitation is a statement about the form of the potential function [E.