center of gravity[sĕnˈtər]
- The definition of center of gravity is the place in a system or body where the weight is evenly dispersed and all sides are in balance.
An example of center of gravity is the middle of a seesaw.
center of gravity definition by Webster's New World
center of gravity definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- Abbr. CG The point in or near a body at which the gravitational potential energy of the body is equal to that of a single particle of the same mass located at that point and through which the resultant of the gravitational forces on the component particles of the body acts.
- The point of greatest importance, interest, or activity: “The center of gravity for the English language is no longer Britain. American English is the greatest influence on English everywhere” (Robert W. Burchfield).
center of gravity - Cultural Definition
The point in any solid where a single applied force could support it; the point where the mass of the object is equally balanced. The center of gravity is also called the center of mass. When a man on a ladder leans sideways so far that his center of gravity is no longer over his feet, he begins to fall.
center of gravity - Science Definition