acceleration of gravity


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acceleration of gravity

n. Abbr. g
The acceleration of freely falling bodies under the influence of gravity. At the surface of the earth, it is equal to approximately 9.81 meters (32 feet) per second per second.
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accelera′tion of grav′ity


n.
the acceleration of a falling body in the earth's gravitational field, approximately 32 ft. (9.8 m) per second per second. Symbol: g
[1885–90]
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acceleration of gravity

The acceleration of a body falling freely under the influence of the Earth's gravity. It is equal to approximately 32 feet (9.8 meters) per second per second.
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