spec. a unit of acceleration equal to that due to gravity at Earth’s surface; a force arising from such acceleration; cf. earlier gravity n.
He was humanoid to a high degree, perhaps somewhat stockier than Terrestrial average—and come to think of it, the artificial gravity was a little higher than one gee—and with very white skin, long tawny hair and beard, and oblique violet eyes.
Now we've been gunning at twenty-four gee ever since we left the atmosphere.
Gravity was low, about a half gee. They'd have a wonderful time running and bouncing around—provided there was no danger.
And without the artificial gravity to protect us it would take over years to reach the right velocity. The drive gives us a good one hundred gee in uncluttered space.
Elsewhere, the sole direct proof of motion that those had who lay in their cabins was a return of weight. It was not much, under one tenth gee, but it gave them an ‘up’ and ‘down’ for which their bodies were grateful.
We launched a pre-programmed drone that would decelerate at 300 gees and take a preliminary look around.
The whole trip took three weeks, accelerating at two gees halfway.
The acceleration rose to one-tenth gee and they skimmed rapidly above the Earth’s atmosphere.
At the Docks' altitude, gravity was still about three-quarters of a gee.
I know it’s boring, but unless you crank up to half a gee when your schedule tells you to, you'll never be able to walk on Mars again—let alone Earth.
The acceleration had reached seven gees. She was stuck with her left leg on the floor, foot slipping along the decking as the enormous weight of her thigh pushed down, forcing her knee joint open.
Fifty-five gees… Time to contact, one thousand and eighteen seconds.
Poul Anderson, "Tiger by the Tail," in Planet Stories
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