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  Gravitation (Grav"i*ta"tion) (?), n.
[Cf. F. gravitation. See Gravity.]

1. The act of gravitating.
2. (Physics) That species of attraction or force by which all bodies or particles of matter in the universe tend toward each other; called also attraction of gravitation, universal gravitation, and universal gravity. See Attraction, and Weight.

-- Law of gravitation, that law in accordance with which gravitation acts, namely, that every two bodies or portions of matter in the universe attract each other with a force proportional directly to the quantity of matter they contain, and inversely to the squares of their distances.

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