|1.||(of a body) having no actual weight; a state in which an object has no actual weight (because it is in space and unaffected by gravitational attraction) or no apparent weight (because the gravitational attraction equals the centripetal force and the object is in free fall)|
|a. (of economic activity) based on the supply of information and ideas rather than trade in physical goods: the weightless economy|
|b. (of a company) having very few physical assets: weightless dot.coms|
condition experienced while in free-fall (q.v.), in which the effect of gravity is canceled by the inertial (e.g., centrifugal) force resulting from orbital flight. The term zero gravity is often used to describe such a condition. Excluding spaceflight, true weightlessness can be experienced only briefly, as in an airplane following a ballistic (i.e., parabolic) path
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