Dictionary Meaning and Definition on 'Gravitated'
- Gravitate \Grav"i*tate\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Gravitated; p.
pr. & vb. n. Gravitating.] [Cf. F. graviter. See
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.
Politicians who naturally gravitate towards the
stronger party. --Macaulay.
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.[See more about Gravitated at Dictionary 3.0 Encyclopedia]