theory of gravitation

noun
(physics) the theory that any two particles of matter attract one another with a force directly proportional to the product of their masses and inversely proportional to the square of the distance between them
Topics: ↑physics, ↑natural philosophy
Hypernyms: ↑scientific theory

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