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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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  • Logistics leads
    When my daughter Maileen decided to concentrate on technology and logistics management rather than finance, where most of her MIT MBA classmates gravitated to, I was pleased. Read more on this news related to 'Gravitated'
  • Cheltenham School District talks safety, personnel changes with resignation of high school principal
    With at least a couple dozen people in the audience at a July 31 community forum on the appointment of Iris Parker as principal of Cheltenham High School, and Russell Bender as acting principal at Cedarbrook Middle School, discussion gravitated toward the topic of safety in the schools. Read more on this news related to 'Gravitated'
  • Saint John Sea Dogs’ Luke Green rushing into rookie season: Making The Jump
    Parents planning to register twins for minor hockey, in addition to perhaps taking out a loan, should listen to how Luke Green gravitated to being a defenceman. As the Quebec League's No. 1 overall pick tells it, personality traits played … Continue reading → Read more on this news related to 'Gravitated'

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