center of gravity








noun

  1. Mechanics. the point through which the resultant of gravitational forces on a body passes and from which the resultant force of attraction of the body on other bodies emanates: coincident with the center of mass in a uniform gravitational field.
  2. a person, thing, or idea that is the vital or pivotal focus of interest or activity within a larger entity.

  1. The center of mass of an object in the presence of a uniform gravitational field.

The point in any solid where a single applied force could support it; the point where the mass of the object is equally balanced. The center of gravity is also called the center of mass. When a man on a ladder leans sideways so far that his center of gravity is no longer over his feet, he begins to fall.

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