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(astronomy) the formation of a celestial object by the effect of gravity pulling together surrounding objects and gases accretion
component of the aerodynamic forces acting on an airfoil that opposes gravity aerodynamic lift , lift
worn by fliers and astronauts to counteract the forces of gravity and acceleration anti-G suit , G suit
scale for weighing; depends on pull of gravity balance
scale for specific gravity of liquids Baume
specific gravity measuring scale Baumé scale , hydrometer
center of gravity of a floating object center of flotation , centre of flotation
point within something at which gravity can be considered to act; in uniform gravity it is equal to the center of mass center of gravity , centre of gravity
move by gravity coast
measuring instrument for determining density or specific gravity densimeter , densitometer
free and rapid descent by the force of gravity drop , fall
bomb that falls because of gravity and is not guided to a target dumb bomb , gravity bomb
truck whose contents can be emptied without handling; the front end of the platform can be pneumatically raised so that the load is discharged by gravity dumper , dump truck , tipper , tipper lorry , tipper truck , tip truck
generalization of special relativity to include gravity (based on the principle of equivalence) Einstein's general theory of relativity , general relativity , general relativity theory , general theory of relativity
space, speed to get outside of gravity in escape velocity
unit of force equal to the force exerted by gravity; used to indicate the force to which a body is subjected when it is accelerated g , g-force , gee
orienting response to gravity geotropism
measuring instrument for determining the specific gravity of a liquid or solid gravimeter , hydrometer
measurement of specific gravity gravimetry , hydrometry
(physics) a wave that is hypothesized to propagate gravity and to travel at the speed of light gravitation wave , gravity wave
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