Definition of 'gravitational'
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The gravitational pull is supposed to be that of the earth. Christianity Today (2000)But those masses also exert gravitational force upon each other. The Origin of the Universe (1995)So there is a natural gravitational pull to increasing spending. Times, Sunday Times (2007)So there is a gravitational pull towards the past. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The relative weakness of gravitational forces also permits a mode of growth that large animals could not maintain. The Constraints of Corporate Tradition (1987)The gravitational forces race pilots will experience during competition are beyond the point where most people will have passed out. Times, Sunday Times (2008)The implication is that the gravitational pull of the dark matter is what caused galaxies to form in the first place. Times, Sunday Times (2012)As she's trapped by his gravitational field. The Sun (2012)Something must be causing it, exerting some gravitational force as yet unexplained. Times, Sunday Times (2015)The room revolves around her, caught in her gravitational pull. Times, Sunday Times (2011)No evidence supports the belief we are influenced by its gravitational forces, researchers say. The Sun (2016)As the difficulty increases, you use the gravitational pull of objects to push him the right way. Times, Sunday Times (2010)He suggested using video game simulations of fictional worlds with different laws of nature, such as gravitational forces. Times, Sunday Times (2014)The problem is that gravitational waves are so small that no observatory on Earth has been able to detect them directly. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Wouldn't escaping our own planet's gravitational field be the biggest escape of all? Times, Sunday Times (2012)The result of the gravitational pull of the moon and sun on Earth, tidal power is reliable and inexhaustible. Times, Sunday Times (2012)The woman is the only character who doesn't exist really, she is like a gravitational pull on the story. Times, Sunday Times (2013)It is noticeable at parties that, far from being shunned, those carefree souls who light up invariably become a gravitational force. Times, Sunday Times (2010)So just as the moon's gravitational force produces tides in the sea, it produces biological tides in the human body which can affect the brain. The Sun (2007)
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Used Occasionally. gravitational is one of the 30000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
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Translations for 'gravitational'
British English: gravitational ADJECTIVE
Gravitational means relating to or resulting from the force of gravity.
If a spacecraft travels faster than 11 km a second, it escapes the earth's gravitational pull.
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Definition of gravitational from the Collins English Dictionary
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