an interaction between particles or bodies resulting from their mass. It is very weak and occurs at all distances See interaction (sense 2)
noun, Astronomy. 1. a heavy, dense body, as a galaxy, that lies along our line of sight to a more distant object, as a quasar, and whose gravitational field refracts the light of that object, splitting it into multiple images as seen from the earth. noun 1. (astronomy) a lenslike effect in which light rays […]
noun, Physics. 1. the mass of a body as measured by its gravitational attraction for other bodies. noun 1. the mass of a body determined by its response to the force of gravity Compare inertial mass
noun, Astronomy. 1. .
- Gravitational ulcer
gravitational ulcer n. A leg ulcer that is slow to heal because of the position of the extremity and the incompetence of the valves of the varicosed veins.