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# constant of gravitation

noun
(physics) the universal constant relating force to mass and distance in Newton's law of gravitation
Topics: ↑physics, ↑natural philosophy
Hypernyms: ↑constant

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: the acceleration produced by the attraction of a unit of mass at unit distance and having a value of about 6.670×10-8 in cgs units

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Physics.
See under law of gravitation. Symbol: G Also called gravitational constant.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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