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gravity |ˈgravitē|nounPhysics the force that attracts a body toward the center of the earth, ortoward any other physical body having mass. For most purposes Newton's laws of gravity apply, with minor modifications to take thegeneral theory of relativity into account.• the degree of intensity of this, measured by acceleration.extreme or alarming importance; seriousness crimes of the utmostgravity.• seriousness or solemnity of manner has the poet ever spoken with greater eloquence or gravity?ORIGIN late 15th cent. (sense 2: from Old French, or from Latingravitas ‘weight, seriousness,’ from gravis ‘heavy.’ Sense 1 dates from the 17th cent.