The definition of gravitation is the force that causes everything that goes up to fall back down to Earth. Gravitation is sometimes used interchangeably with gravity.
An example of gravitation is the physical pull that causes an apple to drop down when it rolls off a table.
- the act, process, or fact of gravitating
- the force by which every mass or particle of matter, including photons, attracts and is attracted by every other mass or particle of matter
- the tendency of these masses or particles to move toward each other
Origin of gravitationModern Latin gravitatio: see gravitate
- Physics a. The natural phenomenon of attraction between physical objects with mass; the weakest of the four fundamental forces of nature. Also called gravity.b. The act or process of moving under the influence of this attraction.c. See gravitational interaction.
- A movement toward a source of attraction: the gravitation of the middle classes to the suburbs.