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Synonyms for gravitation

(physics) the force of attraction between all masses in the universe

movement downward resulting from gravitational attraction

a figurative movement toward some attraction

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When the gravitational pull of the sun and moon combine, we see larger-than-average tides - known as spring tides.
Astronomers considered their presence at Uranus unlikely because the gravitational pull of larger neighbouring planets would destabilize and expel any Uranian Trojans over the age of the Solar System.
As ESO notes, the distance between the gas cloud and the black hole is five times the distance between Neptune and the sun but considering the incredible mass of the black hole, approximately five million times the mass of the sun, there was a chance the cloud could not escape the gravitational pull and fallen into the black hole.
Meteor Strike: Fireball from Space (Channel 4, tonight, 8pm) | IF it weren't for Jupiter and its gravitational pull, chances are a meteorite would have smashed into Earth centuries ago and wiped out every living thing.
Your magazine and especially your CDs help us fight the negative gravitational pull of modern life.
It took 500 hours to build and is even set in a moving cage to protect its delicate balance wheel from the Earth's gravitational pull.
Simply, all matter attracts other matter, and the more matter an object has, the stronger its gravitational pull.
The gravitational pull of the sun, moon, and ocean tides, scientists say, affect the Earth's movement resulting to this discrepancy.
18, 2011, researchers were able to determine the moon's internal structure by measuring variations in the gravitational pull of Titan using data returned to NASA's Deep Space Network (DSN).
It is also likely to cause higher tides because of increased gravitational pull.
The event horizon of a black hole is the point at which any celestial body can no longer defy the former's strong gravitational pull, says Cadiz Asset Management in their 2012 preview.
The show will feature a range of specially conceived and crafted instruments, among them a bespoke digitally-controlled pipe organ and a 30 foot pendulum that harnesses the earth's gravitational pull to create musical patterns.
Here, the dark matter (and its scientific origin) is represented by the gravitational pull of the bodies, with exploding limbs and leaps.
Packed with bacteria, toilet facts, body parts, electricity experiments and gravitational pull, there is plenty of education here.
The explosions scattered the gas needed to form new stars by helping it escape the gravitational pull of the galaxy, effectively regulating its growth, the scientists added.