Meaning of GRAVITY in English

GRAVITY

transcription, транскрипция: [ grævɪti ]

1.

Gravity is the force which causes things to drop to the ground.

Arrows would continue to fly forward forever in a straight line were it not for gravity, which brings them down to earth.

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see also centre of gravity

2.

The gravity of a situation or event is its extreme importance or seriousness.

They deserve punishment which matches the gravity of their crime...

Not all acts of vengeance are of equal gravity.

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3.

The gravity of someone’s behaviour or speech is the extremely serious way in which they behave or speak.

There was an appealing gravity to everything she said.

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