centre of gravity

UK / US noun [singular] physics
the point in any object around which its weight balances

English dictionary. 2014.

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  • centre of gravity — n [singular] the point in any object on which it can balance …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • centre of gravity — ► NOUN ▪ the point from which the weight of a body appears to act …   English terms dictionary

  • centre of gravity — noun the point within something at which gravity can be considered to act; in uniform gravity it is equal to the center of mass • Syn: ↑center of gravity • Hypernyms: ↑center, ↑centre, ↑midpoint • Hyponyms: ↑center of flotation, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • centre of gravity — centres of gravity N COUNT The centre of gravity of an object is a point in it. If this point is above the base of the object, it stays stable, rather than falling over …   English dictionary

  • centre of gravity — lemiamieji veiksniai statusas T sritis Gynyba apibrėžtis Charakteristikos, galimybės ar vietovės, iš kurių valstybė, sąjunga, karinės pajėgos ar kita grupuotė įgyja veiksmų laisvę, fizinę jėgą arba ryžtą kovoti. atitikmenys: angl. centre of… …   NATO terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • centre of gravity — noun /ˌsen.tər əv ˈɡræv.ə.ti/ a) a point, near or within a body, through which its weight can be assumed to act when considering forces on the body and its motion under gravity. This coincides with the centre of mass in a uniform gravitational… …   Wiktionary

  • centre of gravity — a point from which the weight of a body or system may be considered to act. In uniform gravity it is the same as the centre of mass. → centre …   English new terms dictionary

  • centre of gravity — noun (singular) the point in any object on which it can balance …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • centre of gravity — noun that point of a body (or system of bodies) from which it could be suspended or on which it could be supported and be in equilibrium in any position in a uniform gravitational field …   Australian English dictionary

  • centre-of-gravity method — A method of calculating the ideal location for warehousing facilities by calculating the transport costs to each of the outlets to be served by the facility. The centre of gravity is the location giving the lowest total transport costs …   Big dictionary of business and management

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