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gravity Explained

gravity at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:

['grævətı]

gravity at English => English (English Etymology) Of Explained:

1509, "weight, dignity, seriousness," from L. gravitatem (nom. gravitas) "weight, heaviness, pressure," from gravis "heavy" (see grave (adj.)). The scientific sense of "force that gives weight to objects" first recorded 1641. Gravitate is first recorded 1692. ///

gravity at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

n [U] [Date: 1400-1500; Language: French; Origin: gravite, from Latin gravitas, from gravis; GRAVE1]//
1 technical the force that causes something to fall to the ground or to be attracted to another planet: gravitation// --the force of gravity //
2 formal the extreme and worrying seriousness of a situation: gravity of// --I could not hide from her the gravity of the situation.// --The penalties should be proportionate to the gravity of the offence.//
3 an extremely serious way of behaving or speaking: --The Consul spoke slowly and with great gravity.// centre of gravity//

gravity at English => English (Moby Thesaurus II) Of Explained:

129 Moby Thesaurus words for "gravity":
G, G suit, acuteness, adduction, affinity, allurement,
apogeotropism, attractance, attraction, attractiveness,
attractivity, augustness, avoirdupois, beef, beefiness, bleakness,
buckram, capillarity, capillary attraction, centripetal force,
ceremonial, ceremoniousness, ceremony, courtliness, darkness,
deadweight, decorousness, demureness, dignifiedness, dignity,
dismalness, drag, draw, dreariness, earnestness, elevation,
exigency, extrinsicality, fatness, form, formality, formalization,
geotropism, gloom, gloominess, grandeur, gravitation, graviton,
grimness, gross weight, heaviness, heft, heftiness, immediacy,
impersonality, importance, kingliness, liveweight, loftiness,
long face, lordliness, magnetism, magnitude, majesty, mass,
moderation, momentousness, mutual attraction, neat weight, net,
net weight, no joke, no laughing matter, nobility, overbalance,
overweight, pomp, pomposity, ponderability, ponderosity,
ponderousness, poundage, pride of bearing, pride of place,
primness, princeliness, proud bearing, pull, pulling power,
regality, reserve, rigidness, ritual, rituality, sedateness,
seriousness, severity, significance, sober-mindedness, soberness,
sobersidedness, sobersides, sobriety, solemnity, solemnness,
somberness, specific gravity, staidness, starchiness, stateliness,
stiffness, stiltedness, straight face, stylization, sublimity,
sympathy, temperance, thoughtfulness, tonnage, traction, tug,
underweight, urgency, venerability, wearifulness, wearisomeness,
weight, weightiness, worthiness

gravity at English => English (English Thesaurus) Of Explained:

[N] (Attraction): attraction, attractiveness, seduction, pull, magnetism, magnetic attraction, gravity, lodestone, magnet.

[N] (Gravity): gravity, gravitation, weight, heaviness, pressure, load, burden, ballast, counterweight, mass.

[N] (Importance): importance, consequence, prominence, consideration, import, significance, emphasis, weight, influence, value, gravity, seriousness, solemnity, urgency, stress.

gravity at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:

noun [U]
1 (abbreviation g) the force that attracts objects in space towards each other, and that on the earth pulls them towards the centre of the planet, so that things fall to the ground when they are dropped:
Newton's law of gravity
see also CENTRE OF GRAVITY
2 (formal) extreme importance and a cause for worry
SYN SERIOUSNESS:
I don't think you realise the gravity of the situation. * Punishment varies according to the gravity of the offence.
3 (formal) serious behaviour, speech or appearance:
They were asked to behave with the gravity that was appropriate in a court of law.
see also GRAVE

Gravity at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Gravity \Grav"i*ty\, n.; pl. {Gravities}. [L. gravitas, fr.
gravis heavy; cf. F. gravit['e]. See {Grave}, a., {Grief}.]
1. The state of having weight; beaviness; as, the gravity of
lead.

2. Sobriety of character or demeanor. ``Men of gravity and
learning.'' --Shak.

gravity at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Fault \Fault\, n.
1. (Elec.) A defective point in an electric circuit due to a
crossing of the parts of the conductor, or to contact with
another conductor or the earth, or to a break in the
circuit.

2. (Geol. & Mining) A dislocation caused by a slipping of
rock masses along a plane of facture; also, the dislocated
structure resulting from such slipping.

Note: The surface along which the dislocated masses have
moved is called the

{fault plane}. When this plane is vertical, the fault is a

{vertical fault}; when its inclination is such that the
present relative position of the two masses could have
been produced by the sliding down, along the fault plane,
of the mass on its upper side, the fault is a

{normal}, or {gravity}, {fault}. When the fault plane is so
inclined that the mass on its upper side has moved up
relatively, the fault is then called a

{reverse} (or {reversed}), {thrust}, or {overthrust},
{fault}. If no vertical displacement has resulted, the fault
is then called a

{horizontal fault}. The linear extent of the dislocation
measured on the fault plane and in the direction of
movement is the

{displacement}; the vertical displacement is the

{throw}; the horizontal displacement is the

{heave}. The direction of the line of intersection of the
fault plane with a horizontal plane is the

{trend} of the fault. A fault is a

{strike fault} when its trend coincides approximately with
the strike of associated strata (i.e., the line of
intersection of the plane of the strata with a horizontal
plane); it is a

{dip fault} when its trend is at right angles to the strike;
an

{oblique fault} when its trend is oblique to the strike.
Oblique faults and dip faults are sometimes called

{cross faults}. A series of closely associated parallel
faults are sometimes called

{step faults} and sometimes

{distributive faults}.

gravity at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

gravity
n 1: (physics) the force of attraction between all masses in the
universe; especially the attraction of the earth's mass
for bodies near its surface; "the 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"--Albert Einstein [syn: {gravitation},
{gravitational attraction}, {gravitational force}]
2: a manner that is serious and solemn [syn: {graveness}, {sobriety},
{soberness}, {somberness}]
3: a solemn and dignified feeling [syn: {solemnity}] [ant: {levity}]

gravity at English (WD) Of Explained:

Inter: wikipedi » a

English

Pronunciation

* Inter: IPA » /ˈɡɹævɪti/
  • Inter: audio » en-us-gravity.ogg|Audio (US)
  • Inter: hyphenation » grav|i|ty

    Etymology

    16th century, from Inter: etyl » la Inter: term » gravitas|gravitās|weight|lang=la, from Inter: term » gravis||heavy|lang=la, from Inter: etyl » fa|en Inter: term » گران|gerân|heavy|lang=fa.

    Noun

    Inter: en-noun » gravities|-

  • Resultant force on Earth's surface, of the attraction by the Earth's masses, and the centrifugal pseudo-force caused by the Earth's rotation.
    1. Gravitation, universal force exercised by two bodies onto each other
      (In casual discussion, gravity and gravitation are often used interchangeably).
    2. The state or condition of having weight; weight; heaviness.
    3. Specific gravity.
    4. The state or condition of being grave (graveness).

      Translations

      Inter: trans-top » resultant force on Earth's surface

  • Catalan: Inter: t- » ca|gravetat|f
  • Chinese:
  • : Mandarin: Inter: t- » cmn|重力|tr=zhònglì|sc=Hani
  • Dutch: Inter: t+ » nl|zwaartekracht|f
  • Esperanto: Inter: t- » eo|gravito
  • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|painovoima, Inter: t+ » fi|gravitaatio
  • French: Inter: t+ » fr|gravité|f, Inter: t+ » fr|pesanteur|m
  • Galician: Inter: t+ » gl|gravidade|f
  • German: Inter: t- » de|Erdanziehung|f
  • Greek: Inter: t+ » el|βαρύτητα|f|tr=varýtita|sc=Grek
  • Hungarian: Inter: t+ » hu|nehézségi erő, Inter: t+ » hu|gravitáció
  • Ido: Inter: t+ » io|gravito
  • Indonesian: Inter: t+ » id|gaya tarik bumi
  • Interlingua: Inter: t- » ia|gravitate

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • Italian: Inter: t- » it|gravità|f
    • Japanese: Inter: t+ » ja|重力|tr=じゅうりょく, jūryoku
    • Korean: Inter: t+ » ko|중력|tr=jungryeok|sc=Kore (Inter: t+ » ko|重力|sc=Kore)
    • Macedonian: Inter: t- » mk|земјина тежа|f|tr=zémjina téža, Inter: t- » mk|гравитација|f|tr=gravitácija
    • Polish: Inter: t- » pl|ciążenie|n, Inter: t- » pl|przyciąganie|n ziemskie
    • Portuguese: Inter: t+ » pt|gravidade|f
    • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|тяготение|n|tr=tjagoténije, Inter: t+ » ru|гравитация|tr=gravitácija, Inter: t+ » ru|притяжение|n|tr=pritjažénije|sc=Cyrl
    • Spanish: Inter: t+ » es|gravedad|f
    • Swahili: Inter: t- » sw|graviti
    • Turkish: Inter: t- » tr|yerçekimi
    • Vietnamese: Inter: t+ » vi|trọng lực (Inter: t- » vi|重力)
    • West Frisian: Inter: t- » fy|swiertekrêft


    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » gravitation, gravity force on two mass bodies
    • Catalan: Inter: t- » ca|gravetat|f
    • Chinese:
    • : Mandarin: Inter: t- » cmn|引力|tr=yǐnlì|sc=Hani
    • Czech: Inter: t- » cs|gravitace|f
    • Dutch: Inter: t+ » nl|zwaartekracht|f
    • Esperanto: Inter: t- » eo|gravito
    • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|painovoima, Inter: t+ » fi|gravitaatio
    • French: Inter: t+ » fr|gravité|f
    • German: Inter: t+ » de|Schwerkraft|f, Inter: t+ » de|Gravitation|f
    • Greek: Inter: t+ » el|βαρύτητα|f|tr=varýtita|sc=Grek
    • Hungarian: Inter: t+ » hu|gravitáció, Inter: t+ » hu|tömegvonzás
    • Ido: Inter: t- » io|gravitado


    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Indonesian: Inter: t+ » id|gravitasi
  • Interlingua: Inter: t- » ia|gravitation
  • Japanese: Inter: t- » ja|引力|tr=いんりょく, inryoku
  • Korean: Inter: t+ » ko|인력|tr=inryeok|sc=Kore (Inter: t+ » ko|引力|sc=Kore)
  • Macedonian: Inter: t- » mk|земјина тежа|f|tr=zémjina téža, Inter: t- » mk|гравитација|f|tr=gravitácija
  • Polish: Inter: t+ » pl|grawitacja|f
  • Portuguese: Inter: t+ » pt|gravitação|f
  • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|тяготение|n|tr=tjagoténije, Inter: t+ » ru|гравитация|tr=gravitácija, Inter: t+ » ru|притяжение|n|tr=pritjažénije|sc=Cyrl
  • Spanish: Inter: t+ » es|gravedad|f
  • Swedish: Inter: t+ » sv|tyngd|c
  • Turkish: Inter: t- » tr|kütleçekim

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » graveness, the condition or state of being grave
    • Catalan: Inter: t- » ca|gravetat|f
    • Esperanto: Inter: t- » eo|graveco, Inter: t- » eo|seriozeco
    • French: Inter: t+ » fr|gravité|f
    • Greek: Inter: t+ » el|σοβαρότητα|f|tr=sovarótita|sc=Grek
    • Macedonian: Inter: t- » mk|сериозност|f|tr=serióznost, Inter: t- » mk|тежина|f|tr=téžina, Inter: t- » mk|важност|f|tr=vážnost


    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Polish: Inter: t+ » pl|powaga|f
  • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|серьёзность|tr=s'er'józnost', Inter: t+ » ru|важность|tr=vážnost'
  • Spanish: Inter: t+ » es|gravedad|f

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: checktrans-to » p
    • Inter: ttbc » et: Inter: t- » et|raskusjõud, Inter: t- » et|gravitatsioon
    • Inter: ttbc » he: Inter: t- » he|משיכה|f|tr=meshiĥa
    • Inter: ttbc » id: gravitasi bumi


    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Inter: ttbc » it: Inter: t- » it|gravità|f
  • Inter: ttbc » lt: Inter: t- » lt|trauka|f, Inter: t- » lt|gravitacija|f
  • Inter: ttbc » sv: tyngd 'en', gravitation 'en'

  • Inter: trans-botto » m

    References

    * Inter: R:OED » 2
    Translation: af » gravity
    Translation: ar » gravity
    Translation: cs » gravity
    Translation: et » gravity
    Translation: el » gravity
    Translation: es » gravity
    Translation: eo » gravity
    Translation: eu » gravity
    Translation: fa » gravity
    Translation: fr » gravity
    Translation: ko » gravity
    Translation: hy » gravity
    Translation: io » gravity
    Translation: it » gravity
    Translation: kn » gravity
    Translation: kk » gravity
    Translation: lo » gravity
    Translation: hu » gravity
    Translation: mg » gravity
    Translation: ml » gravity
    Translation: my » gravity
    Translation: nl » gravity
    Translation: ja » gravity
    Translation: pl » gravity
    Translation: fi » gravity
    Translation: sv » gravity
    Translation: ta » gravity
    Translation: te » gravity
    Translation: vi » gravity
    Translation: zh » gravity