English dictionary

Hint: In most browsers you can lookup any word by double click it.

English noun: gravitation

1. gravitation (phenomenon) (physics) the force of attraction between all masses in the universe; especially the attraction of the earth's mass for bodies near its surface

SamplesThe more remote the body the less the gravity.
The gravitation between two bodies is proportional to the product of their masses and inversely proportional to the square of the distance between them.
Gravitation cannot be held responsible for people falling in love.

Synonymsgravitational attraction, gravitational force, gravity

Broader (hypernym)attraction, attractive force

Narrower (hyponym)solar gravity

Domain categorynatural philosophy, physics

2. gravitation (event) movement downward resulting from gravitational attraction

SamplesIrrigation by gravitation rather than by pumps.

Broader (hypernym)change of location, travel

Narrower (hyponym)drop, fall


3. gravitation (cognition) a figurative movement toward some attraction

SamplesThe gravitation of the middle class to the suburbs.

Broader (hypernym)drift, movement, trend

Based on WordNet 3.0 copyright © Princeton University.
Web design: Orcapia v/Per Bang. English edition: .
2018 onlineordbog.dk