center of gravity
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See also: center-of-gravity
- centre of gravity (British and Canadian spelling), centre-of-gravity (attributive)
- center-of-gravity (attributive)
- (physics) 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 center of mass in a uniform gravitational field.
- (figuratively) Any pivotal or central idea or group.
point, near or within a body, at which the object's mass can be assumed to be concentrated
any pivotal or central idea or group