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acceleration of gravity

noun, Physics.
1.
the acceleration of a falling body in the earth's gravitational field, inversely proportional to the square of the distance from the body to the center of the earth, and varying somewhat with latitude: approximately 32 feet (9.8 meters) per second per second. Symbol: g.
Also called gravity.
Origin
1885-1890
1885-90
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acceleration of gravity  
The acceleration of a body falling freely under the influence of the Earth's gravitational pull at sea level. It is approximately equal to 9.806 m (32.16 ft) per second per second, though its measured value varies slightly with latitude and longitude. Also called acceleration of free fall.
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