gravitational vs gravitative what difference

what is difference between gravitational and gravitative

English

Etymology

gravitation +‎ -al

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˌɡɹævɪˈteɪʃənəl/
  • Rhymes: -eɪʃənəl

Adjective

gravitational (not comparable)

  1. Pertaining to, or caused by, gravity or gravitation.

Synonyms

  • gravitic

Derived terms

Translations



English

Etymology

gravitate +‎ -ive?

Adjective

gravitative (comparative more gravitative, superlative most gravitative)

  1. Causing to gravitate; tending to a centre.
    • 1827, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Note on a passage in the life of Henry Earl of Morland
      The particles themselves must have an interior and gravitative being, and the multeity must be a removable or at least suspensible accident.
    • 1922, Frank Samuel Hudson, Geology of the Cuyamaca Region of California
      If such is the case, we have here examples of deposits along the contact, and as the contact is nearly vertical Soret’s principle might be urged as against the idea of gravitative settling.

German

Pronunciation

Adjective

gravitative

  1. inflection of gravitativ:
    1. strong/mixed nominative/accusative feminine singular
    2. strong nominative/accusative plural
    3. weak nominative all-gender singular
    4. weak accusative feminine/neuter singular

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