Meaning of GRAVITY in English

■ noun

1》 Physics the force that attracts a body towards the centre of the earth, or towards any other physical body having mass.

↘the degree of intensity of this, measured by acceleration.

2》 extreme importance; seriousness.

↘solemnity of manner.


C15: from OFr., or from L. gravitas 'weight, seriousness'.

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