# law of gravitation

## Definitions

### General Science

- noun a
__basic principle__ of physics that any two masses attract each other with a force equal to a constant multiplied by the product of the two masses and divided by the square of the distance between them

### Electronics

- A law that states that for any two particles or bodies, the
__force__ of attraction is directly proportional to the product of their masses, and inversely proportional to the square of the distance between them. This force occurs along a straight line between the particles or bodies, and applies to all matter, including electrons and stars. Also called newton's law of gravitation.

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