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 for law of gravitation
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Gravitation \Grav"i*ta"tion\, n. [Cf. F. gravitation. See
     Gravity.]
     1. The act of gravitating.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     2. (Pysics) That species of attraction or force by which all
        bodies or particles of matter in the universe tend toward
        each other; called also attraction of gravitation,
        universal gravitation, and universal gravity. See
        Attraction, and Weight.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     Law of gravitation, that law in accordance with which
        gravitation acts, namely, that every two bodies or
        portions of matter in the universe attract each other with
        a force proportional directly to the quantity of matter
        they contain, and inversely to the squares of their
        distances.
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  law of gravitation
      n 1: (physics) the law that states any two bodies attract each
           other with a force that is directly proportional to the
           product of their masses and inversely proportional to the
           square of the distance between them [syn: law of
           gravitation, Newton's law of gravitation]

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