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Meaning of “gravitation” in the English Dictionary

"gravitation" in British English

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gravitationnoun

uk   us   /ˌɡræv.ɪˈteɪ.ʃən/
  • gravitation noun (FORCE)

[U] in ​science, the ​force that ​attracts all ​objects towards one another: Particles are ​attracted to each other by gravitation.
  • gravitation noun (MOVEMENT TOWARDS)

[S or U] an ​occasion when someone or something ​moves or is ​attracted in the ​direction of a ​particular thing or ​person: The gravitation of ​countrypeople to/towards the ​capitalbegan in the 1920s.
gravitational
adjective uk   us   /-əl/
relating to ​gravity or gravitation: gravitational ​forces
(Definition of gravitation from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"gravitation" in American English

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gravitationnoun [U]

 us   /ˌɡræv·ɪˈteɪ·ʃən/
physics, earth science the ​naturalattraction that any two ​masses have for each other; the ​force of ​gravity
(Definition of gravitation from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “gravitation”
in Chinese (Simplified) 力, 引力…
in Chinese (Traditional) 力, 引力…
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