gravity

gravity
grav|i|ty [ˈgrævıti] n [U]
[Date: 1400-1500; : French; Origin: gravité, from Latin gravitas, from gravis; GRAVE1]
1.) technical the force that causes something to fall to the ground or to be attracted to another ↑planet
the force of gravity
2.) formal the extreme and worrying seriousness of a situation
gravity of
I could not hide from her the gravity of the situation.
The penalties should be proportionate to the gravity of the offence.
3.) an extremely serious way of behaving or speaking
The Consul spoke slowly and with great gravity.

Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.

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