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gravitation

 
Noun gravitation has 3 senses
  1. gravity, gravitation, gravitational attraction, gravitational force - (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
    --1 is a kind of attraction, attractive force
    --1 has particulars: solar gravity
    Derived form: verb gravitate3
  2. gravitation - movement downward resulting from gravitational attraction; "irrigation by gravitation rather than by pumps"
    --2 is a kind of
    change of location, travel
    Antonyms: levitation
    --2 has particulars: drop, fall
    Derived form: verb gravitate3
  3. gravitation - a figurative movement toward some attraction; "the gravitation of the middle class to the suburbs"
    --3 is a kind of
    drift, trend, movement
    Derived forms: verb gravitate1, verb gravitate2
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