Betekenis van:
gravitational field

gravitational field
Zelfstandig naamwoord
  • gravitatieveld
  • a field of force surrounding a body of finite mass



  1. The net gravitational field at any point on the surface of the earth is the sum of the gravitational fields of all the masses in the universe; hence it displays diurnal and seasonal variations and variations with the phases of the moon and Jupiter; and those variations vary with latitude: if you live far from the poles, you weigh more at night.