Gravity definitions

grăv'ĭ-tē
Operated by the force of gravity.
adjective
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The state or condition of being grave.
  • Solemnity or sedateness of manner or character; earnestness.
  • Danger or threat; ominous quality.
    The gravity of his illness.
  • Seriousness, as of a situation.
noun
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Weight; heaviness.
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Lowness of musical pitch.
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Gravitation, esp. terrestrial gravitation; force that tends to draw all bodies in the earth's sphere toward the center of the earth.
noun
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Grave consequence; seriousness or importance.

They are still quite unaware of the gravity of their problems.

noun
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Solemnity or dignity of manner.
noun
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The definition of gravity is the force that causes everything that goes up to fall back down to Earth or is a word used to describe seriousness.

An example of gravity is when you throw an apple up in the air and it falls to the ground.

An example of gravity is a very serious illness.

noun
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The fundamental force of attraction that all objects with mass have for each other. Like the electromagnetic force, gravity has effectively infinite range and obeys the inverse-square law. At the atomic level, where masses are very small, the force of gravity is negligible, but for objects that have very large masses such as planets, stars, and galaxies, gravity is a predominant force, and it plays an important role in theories of the structure of the universe. Gravity is believed to be mediated by the graviton, although the graviton has yet to be isolated by experiment. Gravity is weaker than the strong force, the electromagnetic force, and the weak force.
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Resultant force on Earth's surface, of the attraction by the Earth's masses, and the centrifugal pseudo-force caused by the Earth's rotation.
noun
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Gravitation, universal force exercised by two bodies onto each other(In casual discussion, gravity and gravitation are often used interchangeably).
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The natural attraction between physical bodies, especially when one of the bodies is a celestial body, such as the earth.
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The state or condition of having weight; weight; heaviness.
noun
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The state or condition of being grave (graveness).
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Specific gravity.
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Origin of gravity

French gravité heaviness from Old French from Latin gravitās from gravis heavy gwerə-1 in Indo-European roots