centre of gravity


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  • noun

Synonyms for centre of gravity

the point within something at which gravity can be considered to act

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The natural female curvature of the lower back keeps the upper body stable in relation to the lower body, especially important in pregnancy because of the need to shift the centre of gravity backwards to compensate for the extra weight at the front.
Large four-wheel-drive vehicles are twice as likely as other cars to roll over in crashes because of their higher centre of gravity, researchers have found.
Thus a centre of gravity in Northamptonshire, for example, might derive from a feature that is distributed over the whole of the country or from a phenomenon that is typical of central England.
In these, said the inquiry, the aircraft's centre of gravity had been incorrectly calculated.
As fortunes in North America shrank during the global financial crisis of the late 2000s, the centre of gravity of wealth began moving off the coast of New York to the coast off Tunisia at around 10 times its historic speed, The Last Decade Of Wealth: A Review Of The Past 10 Years In Wealth and Luxury noted.
It also found that the aircraft centre of gravity was beyond the limits of the aircraft.
Straightpoint (UK) Ltd, the world leaders in the design and manufacture of force measurement, load monitoring and suspended weighing load cells, have just launched what is believed to be the FIRST off-the-shelf wireless centre of gravity system of its type in the world.
Charismatic Thom Yorke is the centre of gravity as he flounces at the mic with maracas in a head-shaking trance dance or presides magisterially at the piano.
Rizvi called Karachi the economic engine of the country and the centre of gravity for overall national growth.
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