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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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Directed by McGrath, In Water I'm Weightless will be staged at the intimate Weston Studio at the WMC - the first time NTW has worked at the venue - before there are three performances at London's Southbank Centre.
At the top of the curve, the researchers will be weightless for 20 seconds and, at the bottom of the curve, they will become twice their normal weight on earth.
Onstage Karinska had created weightless confections for her subjects, yet she had worn heavy clothes in everyday life.
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The reception desk, which is a heavy monolithic block of stone set with writing blocks of stacked glass, seems to hover on a cushion of light; while the architects' reinterpretation of the grand staircase appears weightless, with wide stone treads enclosed by slender balustrading and diaphanous etched glass walls.
The bow pitches downward, leaving us weightless for half a second before we fall back down.
The team also has rehearsed its moves by pushing model equipment, cushioned by a layer of blowing air, on a frictionless floor that mimics the weightless environment of space.
This leakproof design prevents blobs of weightless water from escaping into the rest of the space station (or worse, into the electrical system).
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The author of A Brief History of Time said: "For someone like me whose muscles don't work very well it will be bliss to be weightless."