Definition of Law of gravitation
1. Noun. (physics) the law that states any two bodies attract each other with a force that is directly proportional to the product of their masses and inversely proportional to the square of the distance between them.
Generic synonyms: Law, Law Of Nature
Group relationships: Gravitational Theory, Newton's Theory Of Gravitation, Theory Of Gravitation, Theory Of Gravity
Category relationships: Natural Philosophy, Physics
Terms within: Constant Of Gravitation, G, Gravitational Constant, Universal Gravitational Constant
Medical Definition of Law of gravitation
1. The attractive force between any two bodies is proportional to the product of their masses, and inversely proportional to the square of the distance between their centres. Synonym: law of gravitation. (05 Mar 2000)
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Literary usage of Law of gravitation
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1. The Reign of Law by George Douglas Campbell Argyll (1873)
"LAW; — ITS DEFINITIONS. others, is the Law of Gravitation, for this is a Law ... And so the Law of Gravitation is not merely the "observed order" in which ..."
2. The Story of the Heavens by Robert Stawell Ball (1885)
"CHAPTER V. THE law of gravitation. Gravitation—Tho Falling of a Stone to the Ground—All Bodies fall Equally— Sixteen Feet in a Second—Is this True at Great ..."
3. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1919)
"The first type is exemplified by the law of gravitation, which asserts that two particles ... The law of gravitation is not equally fallible to the law of ..."
4. An Introduction to Astronomy by Forest Ray Moulton (1916)
"The Law of Gravitation. — Newton based his greatest discovery, the law of gravitation, on Kepler's laws. From each one of them he drew an important ..."
5. The Contemporary Review (1882)
"It is true that in one very minute par of this infinitely small region the law of gravitation appears to reigi supreme. This minute part is of course the ..."
6. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General by Thomas Spencer Baynes (1888)
"The case is precisely as with the law of gravitation ; if any apparent exception to thu were observed in the case of some heavenly body, astronomers, ..."