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Main Entry: grav·i·ty
Pronunciation: primarystressgrav-schwat-emacron
Function: noun
Inflected Form(s): plural -ties
Etymology: from early French gravité or Latin gravitas, both meaning "the quality or state of being serious or dignified, the quality of being weighty," from Latin gravis "heavy, serious" --related to AGGRAVATE, 3GRAVE, GRIEVE
1 a : the quality or state of being dignified and proper b : the quality or state of being important or serious
2 : WEIGHT
3 a : the gravitational attraction of the mass of a heavenly body (as the earth) for bodies at or near its surface b : a force of attraction between particles or bodies that occurs because of their mass, is stronger as mass is increased, and is weaker as the distance between the objects is increased c : ACCELERATION OF GRAVITY

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