Meaning of center of gravity

cen'ter of grav'ity

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  1. the point through which the resultant of gravitational forces on a body passes and from which the resultant force of attraction of the body on other bodies emanates: coincident with the center of mass in a uniform gravitational field.
  2. a person, thing, or idea that is the vital or pivotal focus of interest or activity within a larger entity.
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