Adjective "gravity" definition and examples

(Gravity may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/ˈɡravɪti/

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Definitions and examples

noun

The force that attracts a body towards the centre of the earth, or towards any other physical body having mass.
  1. 'The ball will fall to the floor due to the force of gravity pulling it down.'
  2. 'Certainly, every type of matter we have ever encountered feels the attractive force of gravity.'
  3. 'Specific gravity was measured by a harmonic oscillation method on the automated workstation.'
  4. 'It is not restricted to inertial frames, and it encompasses a broader range of phenomena, namely gravity and accelerated motions.'
  5. 'Although these hidden dimensions remain too small to be measured, gravity can travel in between them.'
Extreme importance; seriousness.
  1. 'Just then, I realized the gravity of my situation.'
  2. 'Naturally this only occurs in situations of extreme gravity or urgency threatening irreparable damage to persons.'
  3. 'Few seem to realize the gravity of the situation.'
  4. 'The gravity of the situation was revealed in the monthly report on employment for February compiled by the National Statistical Office.'
  5. 'The children discussed the matter thoroughly, for hours, with a seriousness and gravity far beyond what one would expect of nine and ten year-olds.'
  6. 'Even before you realize the full gravity of the situation, traffic comes to a standstill and shops start pulling down shutters.'
  7. 'And I think you've got to take a look at what he concealed to realize the gravity of the situation.'
  8. 'So that is unusual, too, and it shows the gravity and the importance of it.'
  9. 'It quickly became apparent that those involved believed the matter was of the utmost gravity, however.'
  10. 'This is a moment of utmost gravity for the world.'
Solemnity of manner.
  1. 'Rivka, Regine and Vera are older, mature characters who bring to the film both the weight of experience and the gravity of thoughtfulness.'
  2. 'Velazquez painted a face of preoccupied gravity, of someone with great concerns.'
  3. 'A woman in a grey dress and white apron, holding a little girl by the hand, approached, and spoke with gravity and great sweetness.'
  4. 'His service in the Senate, while not describable as stellar, has featured some important moments of gravity and responsibility.'
  5. 'That said, it was well researched and balanced with just enough savage irony to break the gravity with levity.'
  6. 'He played this part with gravity and dignity, and in an understated style which set off the flamboyant persona of Henry VIII.'
  7. 'This was a rather new experience for them, as elves are regarded as serious creatures, who contemplate things with an utmost gravity and never laugh out loud.'
  8. 'His drawings are very much like the way he spoke, with gravity, irony, and with unexpected turns of humor.'

More definitions

1. the force of attraction by which terrestrial bodies tend to fall toward the center of the earth.

2. heaviness or weight.

3. gravitation in general.

4. acceleration of gravity.

5. a unit of acceleration equal to the acceleration of gravity. Symbol:g.

6. serious or critical nature: He seemed to ignore the gravity of his illness.

7. serious or dignified behavior; dignity; solemnity: to preserve one's gravity in the midst of chaos.

8. lowness in pitch, as of

More examples(as adjective)

"datas can be gravity."

Origin

Late 15th century (in gravity (sense 2)): from Old French, or from Latin gravitas ‘weight, seriousness’, from gravis ‘heavy’. gravity (sense 1) dates from the 17th century.