## acceleration of gravity

the gravitational acceleration of a freely falling object, expressed in terms of the rate of increase of velocity per second: on earth 980.665 cm (32.17 ft) per second per second is the standard: abbrev.

*g*## acceleration of gravity

noun

*Abbr.*

**g**

The acceleration of freely falling bodies under the influence of gravity. At the surface of the earth, it is equal to approximately 9.81 meters (32 feet) per second per second.

## acceleration of gravity

Phrase

- (physics) The acceleration of freely falling bodies under the influence of terrestrial gravity; 980.665 cm/sec
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