Associations to the word «Gravity»


GRAVITY, noun. 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.
GRAVITY, noun. Gravitation, universal force exercised by two bodies onto each other (In casual discussion, gravity and gravitation are often used interchangeably).
GRAVITY, noun. The state or condition of having weight; weight; heaviness.
GRAVITY, noun. Specific gravity.
GRAVITY, noun. The state or condition of being grave (graveness).
GRAVITY ASSIST, noun. (astrophysics) The favorable alteration of the speed and trajectory of a spacecraft as a result of its passing near to a celestial body.
GRAVITY BONG, noun. A homemade device used to smoke marijuana, consisting of a plastic jug with the bottom cut out and immersed in a vat of water, which is then raised to create a vacuum beneath its bowl of lit marijuana.
GRAVITY BONGS, noun. Plural of gravity bong
GRAVITY BOOTS, noun. Boots designed to enable a person to hang upside-down for inversion therapy.
GRAVITY CELL, noun. Crowfoot cell
GRAVITY CELLS, noun. Plural of gravity cell
GRAVITY DROP, noun. (aviation) The deployment of an aircraft's landing gear by the use of gravity.
GRAVITY METER, noun. (physics) An instrument that measures the local acceleration due to gravity (strength of the gravitational field).
GRAVITY METERS, noun. Plural of gravity meter
GRAVITY SLINGSHOT, noun. Alternative form of gravity assist
GRAVITY WIND, noun. A katabatic wind.

Dictionary definition

GRAVITY, noun. (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, noun. A manner that is serious and solemn.
GRAVITY, noun. A solemn and dignified feeling.

Wise words

We cannot always control our thoughts, but we can control our words, and repetition impresses the subconscious, and we are then master of the situation.
Florence Scovel Shinn