by means of gravity; with regard to gravity; cf. gravitic adj.
THIS AMOUNTS TO ITS BEING CORRECTLY POSITIONED GRAVITICALLY…IF NOT LEVEL IT CANNOT FUNCTION.
Foghead in Astounding Science Fiction Sept. 43/2
Not a shaped charge of ordinary chemical explosive, but a charge of gravitically compacted explosive of a density a thousand times that of normal matter.
Ad Astra in Vertex Aug. 41/1
This time, we’ll be moving gravitically—straight up—as soon as we can be assured the atmosphere above is clear of other ships.
Foundation's Edge 235
Earlier Terran guests had christened it the Waldorf. [...] The gymnasium below included a gravitically sustained freefall pool where the water was spherical inside a trampoline-like elastic surrounding wall, and swimming combined with power diving became a whole new experience.
Mission to Minerva vii. 67
any evidence 1958
Research HistoryEnoch Forrester submitted a cite from a reprint of Isaac Asimov's "Foundation's Edge"; Mike Christie verified the cite in the 1982 first edition.
Jesse Sheidlower submitted a 1958 cite from Astounding
Jesse Sheidlower submitted a 1974 cite from Harry Harrison in Vertex
Ben Ostrowsky submitted a 2005 cite from James P. Hogan.
We would like cites of any date from other sources.
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