• Gravitational pull
    Gravitational pull
  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj gravitative of or relating to or caused by gravitation
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Sir Isaac Newton was only 23 years old when he discovered the law of universal gravitation.
    • a Gravitative Causing to gravitate; tending to a center.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: There is air in space, but very little of it. In fact, it is equivalent to a marble in a box 5 miles wide. Most of the gas is captured by the gravitational pull of other celestial bodies.Thanx M.Lerner
    • gravitative Of, pertaining to, or caused by gravitation; gravitating or tending to gravitate.
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  • James Allen
    “No temptation can gravitate to a man unless there is that is his heart which is capable of responding to it”
  • Leon Trotsky
    “Not believing in force is the same as not believing in gravitation.”
  • Albert Einstein
    “Gravitation can not be held responsible for people falling in love”
  • Terry Eagleton
    Terry Eagleton
    “It is silly to call fat people gravitationally challenged -- a self-righteous fetishism of language which is no more than a symptom of political frustration.”
  • Orison Swett Marden
    “Power gravitates to the man who knows how.”
  • Tom Stoppard
    “Responsibilities gravitate to the person who can shoulder them.”


In literature:

Gravitation was suspended, men floated in air, inanimate bodies became agile, or fire did not burn.
"Modern Mythology" by Andrew Lang
This law is as immovable as the law of gravitation.
"The Goose Girl" by Harold MacGrath
Towards this type all his drama tended to gravitate.
"Robert Browning" by C. H. Herford
All things began to gravitate towards him as by a new and more powerful attraction.
"A Wonderful Night; An Interpretation Of Christmas" by James H. Snowden
Now I am not going to denounce selfishness; I'd as soon think of denouncing gravitation.
"Continental Monthly, Vol. I, No. V, May, 1862" by Various
All instinctively gravitate toward him, and never wish to break off their association with him.
"The Bay State Monthly, Vol. II, No. 6, March, 1885" by Various
Gravitation is obeyed less quietly by a grain of dust than by the rivers and planets.
"The Redemption of David Corson" by Charles Frederic Goss
The Constitution was founded on the law of gravitation.
"The New Freedom" by Woodrow Wilson
Mrs. Woods hurried out toward it to prevent this ungrateful gravitation.
"The Log School-House on the Columbia" by Hezekiah Butterworth
She had only to destroy gravitation.
"Fairy Tales Every Child Should Know" by Various
And here we may note a curious gravitation of royal finery towards the theatre.
"A Book of the Play" by Dutton Cook
He is overcoming the force of gravitation, which is incessantly pulling him down.
"Scientific American Supplement, Vol. XV., No. 388, June 9, 1883" by Various
What is the law of gravitation?
"Scientific American Supplement, No. 561, October 2, 1886" by Various
His Projectile was proving intractable to the laws of gravitation.
"All Around the Moon" by Jules Verne
It is gravitation, as everybody knows, that makes man a prisoner on the earth.
"Edison's Conquest of Mars" by Garrett Putnam Serviss
But we are told only that gravitation is gravitation.
"The Book of the Damned" by Charles Fort
If a stone is thrown it will go in a straight line until the attraction of the earth's gravitation pulls it down.
"Joe Strong, the Boy Fish" by Vance Barnum
Rollo began to think that he had been too hasty in his wish that there was no gravitation.
"Rollo's Philosophy. [Air]" by Jacob Abbott
Gravitation, whatever that is, is what makes them tend toward the earth.
"Assimilative Memory" by Marcus Dwight Larrowe (AKA Prof. A. Loisette)
This is owing to gravitation.
"The World's Greatest Books - Volume 15 - Science" by Various

In poetry:

For truth must live with truth, self-sacrifice
Seek out its great allies;
Good must find good by gravitation sure,
And love with love endure.
"Within The Gate" by John Greenleaf Whittier
I AM he that aches with amorous love;
Does the earth gravitate? Does not all matter, aching, attract all
So the Body of me, to all I meet, or know.
"I Am He That Aches With Love" by Walt Whitman
Men of a thousand shifts and wiles, look here!
See one straightforward conscience put in pawn
To win a world; see the obedient sphere
By bravery's simple gravitation drawn!
"To W.L. Garrison" by James Russell Lowell
But gravitation's law, of course,
As Isaac Newton showed it,
Exerted on the cheese its force,
And elsewhere soon bestowed it.
In fact, there is no need to tell
What happened when to earth it fell.
"The Sycophantic Fox And The Gullible Raven" by Guy Wetmore Carryl

In news:

Like-minded people are gravitating toward you on Monday and Tuesday, probably because they sense a master plan, and they want to be a part of it.
I tended to gravitate more toward the chocolate cake at potluck suppers.
As the weather gets warmer I find that I gravitate more towards lighter fare for dinner- seafood replaces meatier main dishes, desserts are more of the no bake variety, and side items are lighter grains that can be served hot or cold.
I have always been a creative person, having always gravitated toward anything having to do with film and television.
Her famously imposing three-dimensional vortexes of the early 1960s—grungy swaths of canvas stitched onto spiraling armatures—grabbed your attention with the gravitational strength of black holes.
During a full moon , the moon is essentially lined up on the opposite side of the Earth from the sun and the gravitational tug of war between those two intensifies, resulting in higher tides.
Gravitational tugs could make high tides rise even more.
Earth, along with the rest of the planets in our solar system, formed 4.6 billion years ago as material gravitationally clumped together around the young sun.
Many start-up investors claim they look for offbeat ideas put forth by gifted entrepreneurs, but in reality they often gravitate toward businesses that resemble past successes.
While we're on the subject of music, scientific research offers an explanation of why we gravitate to sounds, tones.
If there's one coach who knows the importance of a legit point guard to his team, it's Mike D'Antoni, who gravitated towards Steve Nash several years ago in Phoenix and now in Los Angeles.
But by focusing on the age of successful entrepreneurs, we miss an important point about human nature: we tend to gravitate to one of two creative methods.
William Mooney is the kind of man who gravitates naturally to the head of the table.
When guests scan the wine lists at New York's A Voce restaurants, they often gravitate toward two regions, Tuscany and Piedmont.
The Man gravitates toward dank psychedelic pop jams, and its members have hair both long and unwashed enough to make Fleet Foxes look trim.

In science:

It can be found bellow that apart from describing the Lagrangian densities for a gravitational system with torsion, Eqs.(3,4) can be used also to describe a gravitational system without torsion.
The Dynamical Properties Derived from the More Generalized Lagrangian Density for A Gravitational System
Unfortunately, this model of self-gravitating Langevin particles has no clear application in astrophysics (because self-gravitating systems are generally not overdamped and not dissipative) and was introduced essentially as an interesting dynamical model with rich mathematical properties.
Nonlinear mean field Fokker-Planck equations. Application to the chemotaxis of biological populations
The nearly scale-invariant spectrum, Pψ of gravitational wave, traces the evolution of the Hubble parameter during inflation and it has been shown that one can reconstruct the time dependence of the very early Hubble parameter and matter energy density from the relic gravitational wave spectrum .
Inflationary Hubble Parameter from the Gravitational Wave Spectrum in the General Slow-roll Approximation
In such a situation, the universal expansion and the gravitational contraction compensate each other in such a way as to maintain a static gravitational potential.
Constraining neutrino masses with the ISW-galaxy correlation function
Therefore, for the dark matter we have used a gravitational softening length equal to the maximum between 0.6 kpc physical, which gives the gravitational softening length at high z , and 3 h−1 kpc comoving, which which gives the gravitational softening length at low z .
Is AGN feedback necessary to form red elliptical galaxies?
The most basic idea is the conversion of gravitational energy into thermal energy, as gas falls into the center towards a deeper gravitational potential.
Constraining the Nature of X-ray Cavities in Clusters and Galaxies
An intriguing example is conformal Weyl gravity, involving the following purely gravitational sector of the action IW = −α Z d4x√−g Cµναβ C µναβ , where Cµναβ is the Weyl tensor, and α is a dimensionless gravitational coupling constant.
General class of wormhole geometries in conformal Weyl gravity
The class of singularities defined in this manner unfortunately includes both genuine gravitational singularities such as Schwarzschild and ”weaker” singularities as in conical spacetimes, impulsive gravitational waves and shell crossing singularities. A recent idea put forward by C. J. S.
The wave equation on static singular space-times
As a result, in contrast to Newtonian gravity, this tensor expresses the properties of a particular gravitational theory and carries information about the gravitational field of the bodies.
Experimental Tests of General Relativity
This PPN expansion serves as a useful framework to test relativistic gravitation in the context of the gravitational experiments.
Experimental Tests of General Relativity
It is this principle that predicts identical accelerations of compositionally different ob jects in the same gravitational field, and also allows gravity to be viewed as a geometrical property of spacetime–leading to the general relativistic interpretation of gravitation.
Experimental Tests of General Relativity
Newton concluded on the basis of his second law that the gravitational force was proportional to the mass of the body on which it acted, and by the third law, that the gravitational force is proportional to the mass of its source.
Experimental Tests of General Relativity
Newton was aware that the inertial mass mI appearing in his second law F = mI a, might not be the same as the gravitational mass mG relating force to gravitational field F = mGg.
Experimental Tests of General Relativity
The question about the equality of inertial and passive gravitational masses arises in almost every theory of gravitation.
Experimental Tests of General Relativity
In its strong form the EP (the SEP) is extended to cover the gravitational properties resulting from gravitational energy itself .
Experimental Tests of General Relativity