follow Dictionary.com

Get the details behind our redesign

gravitational field

noun, Physics.
1.
the attractive effect, considered as extending throughout space, of matter on other matter.
2.
the region surrounding an astronomical body in which the force of gravitation is strong.
Origin
1915-1920
1915-20
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source
British Dictionary definitions for gravitational-field

gravitational field

noun
1.
the field of force surrounding a body of finite mass in which another body would experience an attractive force that is proportional to the product of the masses and inversely proportional to the square of the distance between them
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source

Word of The Day

Difficulty index for gravitational field

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for gravitational

17
21
Scrabble Words With Friends

Quotes with gravitational-field