Definition of Free fall
1. Noun. The ideal falling motion of something subject only to a gravitational field.
2. Noun. A sudden sharp decrease in some quantity. "When that became known the price of their stock went into free fall"
Generic synonyms: Decrease, Decrement
Specialized synonyms: Correction, Voltage Drop
Derivative terms: Drop, Fall
Definition of Free fall
1. Noun. A variant form of '''freefall'''. ¹
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Literary usage of Free fall
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1. Petroleum: A Treatise on the Geographical Distribution and Geological by Sir Boverton Redwood (1896)
"The free-fall borer of Kind possesses some historical interest. It is self- acting, and is thus available for great depths. It consists, as shown in Fig. ..."
2. Foundations of Bridges and Buildings by Roland Parker Davis, Henry Sylvester Jacoby (1914)
"... correction must be applied to the height of the restrained fall to reduce it to an equivalent free fall. This subject is discussed in the next article. ..."
3. Transactions of the Royal Institution of Naval Architects by Royal Institution of Naval Architects (1879)
"The sum of all these versed sines through one foot of fall is the radius of this circle, which in free fall occupies }" and in laden fall £", and the sum of ..."
4. Petroleum: Its History, Origin, Occurrence, Production, Physical and by William Theodore Brannt, Hans Höfer, Alexander Veith (1894)
"The apparatus consists of the chisel a, free-fall tool e, and frame d. ... The upper continuation of the socket of the free-fall tool forms a longer rod i ..."
5. Physics for Technical Students by William Ballantyne Anderson (1914)
"Acceleration of Gravity and Accelerating Force in free fall.—Since the earth exerts the same pull upon a body whether at rest or in motion, ..."
6. Physical Technics; Or, Practical Instructions for Making Experiments in by Joseph Frick (1862)
" free fall.—The laws of the free fall of bodies are shown by means of Atwood's machine, the general arrangement of which is shown in fig. 217. ..."
7. Transactions of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers by American Society of Mechanical Engineers (1902)
"223 shows a trip hook used on one of our shop cars to give free fall tests to ... ‘I'hiis safety has had several hundred successive free fall tests without ..."