|1.||[ noun ] a figurative movement toward some attraction|
"the gravitation of the middle class to the suburbs"
|Related terms:||drift gravitate|
|2.||[ noun ] movement downward resulting from gravitational attraction|
"irrigation by gravitation rather than by pumps"
|Related terms:||levitation change_of_location drop gravitate|
|3.||[ noun ] (physics) the force of attraction between all masses in the universe; especially the attraction of the earth's mass for bodies near its surface|
|Synonyms:||gravity gravitational_force gravitational_attraction|
"gravitation cannot be held responsible for people falling in love"--Albert Einstein
|Related terms:||attraction solar_gravity physics|