Definition of gravitation noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˌɡrævɪˈteɪʃn//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌɡrævɪˈteɪʃn//
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a force of attraction that causes objects to move towards each other Word Origin mid 17th cent.: from modern Latin gravitatio(n-), from the verb gravitare, from Latin gravitas ‘weight’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: gravitation