gravity: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (grav'i-tē), [key]
— pl. -ties.
  1. the force of attraction by which terrestrial bodies tend to fall toward the center of the earth.
  2. heaviness or weight.
  3. gravitation in general.
  4. See
  5. a unit of acceleration equal to the acceleration of gravity. Symbol: g
  6. serious or critical nature: He seemed to ignore the gravity of his illness.
  7. serious or dignified behavior; dignity; solemnity: to preserve one's gravity.
  8. lowness in pitch, as of sounds.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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