See under . Symbol: G.
a law stating that any two masses attract each other with a force equal to a constant (constant of gravitation) multiplied by the product of the two masses and divided by the square of the distance between them.
law of gravitation
See Newton’s law of gravitation.
noun, Mathematics. 1. a constant that is added to the function obtained by evaluating the indefinite integral of a given function, indicating that all indefinite integrals of the given function differ by, at most, a constant.
- Constant positive pressure breathing
constant positive pressure breathing n. Abbr. CPPB Inhalation and exhalation of respiratory gases that are under a small constant positive pressure relative to the ambient pressure.
[kon-stuh nt vuh-los-i-tee] /ˈkɒn stənt vəˈlɒs ɪ ti/ noun, Automotive. 1. a universal joint that is used in the drive train of front-wheel-drive cars and operates effectively even when the shafts being connected meet at a sharp angle.
- Constant region
constant region The portion of the amino acid sequence of an antibody’s heavy or light chains that determines the class of the antibody and does not vary within a given class. The constant region terminates in a free carboxyl group (COOH). Unlike the variable region, the constant region does not interact with antigens. Compare variable […]