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antigravity

Syllabification: an·ti·grav·i·ty
Pronunciation: /ˌantēˈɡravitē, ˌantī-
 
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Definition of antigravity in English:

noun

Physics
A hypothetical force opposing gravity.
Example sentences
  • Albert Einstein first proposed the notion of antigravity in 1917 and later abandoned it.
  • Researchers have been able to simulate antigravity under extremely cold temperatures for small objects, but true antigravity is only a theoretical concept.
  • The best part of the story is where the physicists basically admit that yeah, given how incredibly weird phantom energy is, it probably allows for things like antigravity and wormhole-based time machines.

adjective

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(Chiefly of clothing for a pilot or astronaut) designed to counteract the effects of high acceleration.
Example sentences
  • Raël claims that the creatures in Ezekiel's vision wore antigravity suits with small jet engines attached to them.
  • So this mysterious stuff has been labelled ‘dark energy’ and is a kind of cosmic antigravity force that counteracts the attractive force of gravity.
  • I patented nanotechnology, antigravity devices, and genetic techniques of all sorts by my teenage years.

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