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Definition of "microgravity" [microgravity]

  • A condition in which there is very little net gravitational force, as of a free-falling object, an orbit, or interstellar space. (noun)
  • A minute shift in gravity that can occur through geologic factors in a region, such as the movement of the earth's crust along fault lines. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "microgravity" in a sentence
  • "For one, bone loss in microgravity is sorely needing more than a few data and interpolating curves through scattered points is the easy part."
  • "New Scientist put together a slideshow of interesting experiments in microgravity, like you would experience on the International Space Station (ISS)."
  • ""Giant crystals and spherical flames: science in microgravity""