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artificial gravity

a simulated gravity or sensation of weight established within a spacecraft by means of the craft's rotation, acceleration, or deceleration.
Origin of artificial gravity
1955-60 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • The artificial gravity induced a sense of security as absolute as though the ship were resting on living rock.

    The Star Lord Boyd Ellanby
  • Mr. Wordsley's eyes protruded from that unbearable weight, and he wished that there was no such thing as artificial gravity.

    The Marooner Charles A. Stearns
  • The energy of disintegration is used to drive the generators of the artificial gravity field, and there you are.

  • Due to the artificial gravity of the lifeboat it seemed perfectly stationary to its occupants.

    Triplanetary Edward Elmer Smith
  • There were half a dozen of them, standing firmly, by virtue of the artificial gravity, somehow produced.

    The Metal Moon Everett C. Smith
  • Joints creaking, muscles protesting, Ninon pushed herself up and out of the sling against the artificial gravity of the ship.

    Time and the Woman G. Gordon Dewey
  • A fire extinguisher came loose from its fastenings and started flying around the room in complete defiance of artificial gravity.

    Noble Redman Jesse Franklin Bone
  • When they fold up, the ship revolves; the closer together they get, the greater the artificial gravity.

    The Butterfly Kiss Arthur Dekker Savage
  • He released the button and the artificial gravity abated, but she remained dazed and relaxed.

    No Charge for Alterations Horace Leonard Gold
  • At present we have the mathematics of the artificial matter to carry on, and the math of the artificial gravity to develop.

    Invaders from the Infinite John Wood Campbell

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