Newton's gravitational constant


Newton's gravitational constant
Newton's gravitational constant see ↑gravitation under ↑gravity
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  • universal gravitational constant — noun (physics) the universal constant relating force to mass and distance in Newton s law of gravitation • Syn: ↑gravitational constant, ↑constant of gravitation, ↑G • Topics: ↑physics, ↑natural philosophy …   Useful english dictionary

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