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gravitative

[grav-i-tey-tiv] /ˈgræv ɪˌteɪ tɪv/
adjective
1.
of or relating to gravitation.
2.
tending or causing to gravitate.
Origin of gravitative
1790-1800
1790-1800; gravitate + -ive
Related forms
nongravitative, adjective
ungravitative, adjective
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  • Both are atomic, both are gravitative, both possess elasticity, and both possess density.

    Aether and Gravitation William George Hooper
  • With an atomic and gravitative aether it is shown in Chapter IV.

    Aether and Gravitation William George Hooper
  • Now let us see how such a conception compares with our hypothesis of a gravitative Aether.

    Aether and Gravitation William George Hooper
  • The prolate or lemon-like shape is caused by the gravitative pull of the earth, balanced by the centrifugal whirl.

    Pioneers of Science Oliver Lodge
  • We are now assured that there is something else in the universe which has no gravitative property at all, namely, the ether.

    The Machinery of the Universe Amos Emerson Dolbear
  • Let us consider the question whether Aether is, or is not gravitative, from another aspect.

    Aether and Gravitation William George Hooper
  • As we have already seen (Art. 37), if there is one truth that they teach us regarding matter, it is that it is gravitative.

    Aether and Gravitation William George Hooper
  • I refer to the effect of an atomic and gravitative Aether upon Newton's corpuscular theory of light.

    Aether and Gravitation William George Hooper
  • The motion of the earth in its orbit implies the whole of this vast field of gravitative relatedness.

  • Such a result is exactly what should happen provided that Aether has an electric basis, and that Aether is gravitative.

    Aether and Gravitation William George Hooper
British Dictionary definitions for gravitative

gravitative

/ˈɡrævɪˌteɪtɪv/
adjective
1.
of, involving, or produced by gravitation
2.
tending or causing to gravitate
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