gravitation vs gravity what difference

what is difference between gravitation and gravity

English

Etymology

Borrowed from New Latin gravitātiō. Equivalent to gravity +‎ -ation

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˌɡɹævɪˈteɪʃən/
  • Rhymes: -eɪʃən

Noun

gravitation (usually uncountable, plural gravitations)

  1. (physics) The fundamental force of attraction that exists between all particles with mass in the universe. It is the weakest of the four forces, and possesses a gauge boson known as the graviton.

Derived terms

Translations

See also

  • gravity

French

Etymology

Borrowed from New Latin gravitātiō.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ɡʁa.vi.ta.sjɔ̃/

Noun

gravitation f (plural gravitations)

  1. (physics) gravitation

Derived terms

  • gravitationnel

Related terms

  • graviter

Swedish

Etymology

Borrowed from New Latin gravitātiō.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ɡravɪtaˈɧuːn/

Noun

gravitation c

  1. (physics) gravitation

Declension

Related terms

See also

  • (fundamental interactions) fundamental växelverkan; elektromagnetisk växelverkan, gravitation, stark växelverkan, svag växelverkan (Category: sv:Physics)


English

Etymology

16th century, learned borrowing from Latin gravitās (weight) (compare French gravité), from gravis (heavy). Doublet of gravitas.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈɡɹævɪti/
  • Hyphenation: grav‧i‧ty
  • Rhymes: -ævɪti

Noun

gravity (countable and uncountable, plural gravities)

  1. The state or condition of having weight; weight; heaviness.
  2. The state or condition of being grave; seriousness.
  3. (music) The lowness of a note.
  4. (physics) Force on Earth’s surface, of the attraction by the Earth’s masses, and the centrifugal pseudo-force caused by the Earth’s rotation, resulting from gravitation.
  5. (in casual discussion, also) Gravitation, universal force exercised by two bodies onto each other (gravity and gravitation are often used interchangeably).
  6. (physics) Specific gravity.

Synonyms

  • weightfulness
  • The state or condition of being grave: graveness, seriousness

Derived terms

  • anti-gravity
  • centre of gravity
  • gravitation
  • graviton
  • gravity-assist
  • gravity drag
  • gravity turn
  • gravity wave
  • microgravity
  • quantum gravity
  • zero gravity

Translations

References

  • John A. Simpson and Edward S. C. Weiner, editors (1989), “gravity”, in The Oxford English Dictionary, 2nd edition, Oxford: Clarendon Press, →ISBN.
  • Gravitation in the Encyclopædia Britannica (11th edition, 1911)

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