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centre of gravity

noun [C usually singular] (plural centres of gravity) UK (US center of gravity) uk   us  
the point in an object where its weight is balanced
Translations of “centre of gravity”
in Chinese (Traditional) (物體的)重心…
in Russian центр тяжести…
in Turkish yerçekim merkezi…
in Chinese (Simplified) (物体的)重心…
in Polish środek ciężkości…
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