what is difference between gravity and sobriety
16th century, learned borrowing from Latin gravitās (“weight”) (compare French gravité), from gravis (“heavy”). Doublet of gravitas.
- IPA(key): /ˈɡɹævɪti/
- Hyphenation: grav‧i‧ty
- Rhymes: -ævɪti
gravity (countable and uncountable, plural gravities)
- The state or condition of having weight; weight; heaviness.
- The state or condition of being grave; seriousness.
- (music) The lowness of a note.
- (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.
- (in casual discussion, also) Gravitation, universal force exercised by two bodies onto each other (gravity and gravitation are often used interchangeably).
- (physics) Specific gravity.
- The state or condition of being grave: graveness, seriousness
- centre of gravity
- gravity drag
- gravity turn
- gravity wave
- quantum gravity
- zero gravity
- 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)
From Old French sobriete, from Latin sobrietas.
- IPA(key): /səˈbɹaɪ.ɪti/
- Rhymes: -aɪɪti
sobriety (countable and uncountable, plural sobrieties)
- The quality or state of being sober.
- The quality or state of not being intoxicated.
- The quality or state of being grave or earnestly thoughtful.
- The state or quality of being unhurried; a state of calm.
- A state of moderation or seriousness.
- Modesty in color or style.
- Soundness of judgement.
- (quality or state of not being intoxicated): soberness; see also Thesaurus:drunkenness#Antonyms
- (quality or state of not being intoxicated): drunkenness, intoxication; see also Thesaurus:drunkenness
- sobriety on Wikipedia.Wikipedia