law of gravitation

noun Physics.
a law stating that any two masses attract each other with a force equal to a constant (constant of gravitation) multiplied by the product of the two masses and divided by the square of the distance between them.
Also called law of universal gravitation.


Origin:
1755–65

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On the one side there is the law of gravitation, and on the other the contemplation of the beauty of holiness.
On the one side there is the law of gravitation, and on the other the contemplation of the beauty of holiness.
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