gravity vs sobriety what difference

what is difference between gravity and sobriety

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)


English

Etymology

From Old French sobriete, from Latin sobrietas.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /səˈbɹaɪ.ɪti/
  • Rhymes: -aɪɪti

Noun

sobriety (countable and uncountable, plural sobrieties)

  1. The quality or state of being sober.
    1. The quality or state of not being intoxicated.
    2. The quality or state of being grave or earnestly thoughtful.
    3. The state or quality of being unhurried; a state of calm.
    4. A state of moderation or seriousness.
    5. Modesty in color or style.
  2. Soundness of judgement.

Synonyms

  • (quality or state of not being intoxicated): soberness; see also Thesaurus:drunkenness#Antonyms

Antonyms

  • (quality or state of not being intoxicated): drunkenness, intoxication; see also Thesaurus:drunkenness

Derived terms

  • insobriety

Related terms

Translations

Further reading

  • sobriety on Wikipedia.Wikipedia

Anagrams

  • sorbyite

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