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Main Entry: grav·i·ty
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