law universal gravitation

law of universal gravitation

noun
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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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law of gravitation  
See Newton's law of gravitation.
law of universal gravitation  
See Newton's law of gravitation.
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