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Gravitated Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Gravitate \Grav"i*tate\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Gravitated; p. pr. & vb. n. Gravitating.] [Cf. F. graviter. See Gravity.] To obey the law of gravitation; to exert a force Or pressure, or tend to move, under the influence of gravitation; to tend in any direction or toward any object. Why does this apple fall to the ground? Because all bodies gravitate toward each other. --Sir W. Hamilton. Politicians who naturally gravitate towards the stronger party. --Macaulay.
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Wikipedia Meaning and Definition on 'Gravitated'

Gravitation, or gravity, a non-contact force, is one of the four fundamental interactions of nature (along with the strong force, electromagnetism and the weak force), in which objects with mass attract one another. In everyday life, gravitation is most familiar as the agent that gives weight to objects with mass and causes them to fall to the ground when dropped. Gravitation causes dispersed matter to coalesce, thus accounting for the existence of the Earth, the Sun, and most of the macroscopic objects in the universe. Gravitation is responsible for keeping the Earth and the other planets in their orbits around the Sun; for keeping the Moon in its orbit around the Earth; for the formation of tides; for natural convection, by which fluid flow occurs under the influence of a density gradient and gravity; for heating the interiors of forming stars and planets to very high temperatures; and for various other phenomena observed on Earth.

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  • Quilt on display with names of Chicago's homicide victims, 'You can see the hurt'
    Lindsay Evans’ eyes gravitated to the lower end of the 4-foot-by-6-foot piece of fabric, where the names were so abundant in some neighborhoods that they were stitched on top of each other in a barely legible confluence of Chicago’s violence. Read more on this news related to 'Gravitated'
  • "Last of Us" wins big at Game Developers Choice Awards
    Gamers gravitated toward the gripping post-apocalyptic survival saga -- so did judges Read more on this news related to 'Gravitated'
  • For 45 years, stargazers have gravitated to the Robeson County Planetarium.
    LUMBERTON — Each major planet in our solar system is painted to scale on the concrete walkway that leads to the entrance of the Robeson County Planetarium and Science Center in Lumberton. Read more on this news related to 'Gravitated'

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