Etymology
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gravitation (n.)

1640s in physics, "force that gives weight to objects," also figurative, "act of tending toward a center of attraction," from Modern Latin gravitare (see gravitate). Compare gravity.

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Definitions of gravitation

gravitation (n.)
(physics) the force of attraction between all masses in the universe; especially the attraction of the earth's mass for bodies near its surface; "gravitation cannot be held responsible for people falling in love"--Albert Einstein;
the gravitation between two bodies is proportional to the product of their masses and inversely proportional to the square of the distance between them
Synonyms: gravity / gravitational attraction / gravitational force
gravitation (n.)
movement downward resulting from gravitational attraction;
irrigation by gravitation rather than by pumps
gravitation (n.)
a figurative movement toward some attraction;
the gravitation of the middle class to the suburbs
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