gravitational-field

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:
1915–20

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gravitational field
 
n
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

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