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Meaning of GRAVITY

Pronunciation:  'gravitee

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  1. [n]  a manner that is serious and solemn
  2. [n]  a solemn and dignified feeling
  3. [n]  (physics) the force of attraction between all masses in the universe; especially the attraction of the earth's mass for bodies near its surface; "the more remote the body the less the gravity"; "the gravitation between two bodies is proportional to the product of their masses and inversely proportional to the square of the distance between them"; "gravitation cannot be held responsible for people falling in love"--Albert Einstein

GRAVITY is a 7 letter word that starts with G.


 Synonyms: graveness, gravitation, gravitational attraction, gravitational force, soberness, sobriety, solemnity, somberness
 Antonyms: levity
 See Also: attraction, attractive force, earnestness, earnestness, feeling, serious-mindedness, seriousness, seriousness, sincerity, sincerity, solar gravity, stodginess, stuffiness



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Grav"i*ty\, n.; pl. {Gravities}. [L. gravitas, fr.
gravis heavy; cf. F. gravit['e]. See {Grave}, a., {Grief}.]
1. The state of having weight; beaviness; as, the gravity of

2. Sobriety of character or demeanor. ``Men of gravity and
   learning.'' --Shak.

3. Importance, significance, dignity, etc; hence,
   seriousness; enormity; as, the gravity of an offense.

         They derive an importance from . . . the gravity of
         the place where they were uttered.    --Burke.

4. (Physics) The tendency of a mass of matter toward a center
   of attraction; esp., the tendency of a body toward the
   center of the earth; terrestrial gravitation.

5. (Mus.) Lowness of tone; -- opposed to acuteness.

{Center of gravity} See under {Center}.

{Gravity battery}, See {Battery}, n., 4.

{Specific gravity}, the ratio of the weight of a body to the
   weight of an equal volume of some other body taken as the
   standard or unit. This standard is usually water for
   solids and liquids, and air for gases. Thus, 19, the
   specific gravity of gold, expresses the fact that, bulk
   for bulk, gold is nineteen times as heavy as water.

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