gravitation


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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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But just as the force of gravitation, incomprehensible in itself but felt by every man, is understood by us only to the extent to which we know the laws of inevitability to which it is subject (from the first knowledge that all bodies have weight, up to Newton's law), so too the force of free will, incomprehensible in itself but of which everyone is conscious, is intelligible to us only in as far as we know the laws of inevitability to which it is subject (from the fact that every man dies, up to the knowledge of the most complex economic and historic laws).
The forces of gravitation, electricity, or chemical affinity are only distinguished from one another in that they are differently defined by reason.
While the Martians are immense, their bones are very large and they are muscled only in proportion to the gravitation which they must overcome.
I had a theory that the gravitation of refraction, being subsidiary to atmospheric compensation, the refrangibility of the earth's surface would emphasize this effect in regions where great mountain ranges occur, and possibly so even-handed impact the odic and idyllic forces together, the one upon the other, as to prevent the moon from rising higher than 12,200 feet above sea-level.
Natural towers, large scarps, cut perpendicularly, like a "curtain," inclined at an angle which the laws of gravitation could never have tolerated in terrestrial regions.
marched to the last minute in accordance with his gravitation.
Then came the rain, a deluge, a straight, horizontal sheet that poured along like a river, defying gravitation.
Lead author of the study, Dr Violeta Gonzalez-Perez from the University of Portsmouth's Institute of Cosmology and Gravitation, said: "Galaxies are cosmic lanterns that show small patches of cosmic history, informing us of the changes in the space-time fabric of the Universe.
Proceedings of the Twelfth Asia-Pacific International Conference on Gravitation, Astrophysics, and Cosmology: Dedicated to the Centenary of Einstein's General Relativity
Mankind always dreamed of overcoming gravitation and reaching other planets.
Conceptions regarding gravitation are a case in point: from birth, each person has an almost continuous experience of gravitation at the Earth's surface, and a diversity of phenomena related to gravitation impinge on the life of a young child--from learning to stand and dropping objects off a highchair, to marvelling at the flight of birds and aeroplanes and wondering which objects will sink in the bath.
The subject of talks covers an extensive variety of themes in theoretical and numerical material science including conformal field theory, gravitation, and cosmology, superstring theory, the phenomenology of high-energy physics, condensed matter physics and plasma physics.
The subject of talks will cover a wide range of topics in theoretical and mathematical physics including conformal field theory, gravitation and cosmology, superstring theory, phenomenology of high energy physics, condensed matter physics and plasma physics.
THE general gravitation of horses and owners to the south of Britain in the last decade is a serious concern for the sport of jump racing.