Definition of self-gravitation in English:


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[mass noun] Astronomy
The gravitational forces acting among the components of a massive body.
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  • Since gravitation is a very weak force compared to electrical or nuclear interactions, small objects that are normally encountered are not held together by self-gravitation.
  • The rapid expansion would prevent islands of material separating out from the global expansion and becoming bound by their own self-gravitation.

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