of or relating to something that negates or cancels the effect of gravity
Telegraph communication with Mars had become as easy as that between New York and Chicago, while a trip to the planet was made comfortable in an anti[-]gravity machine.
Insulated gravity simply means overcoming the power that keeps things on earth. I create a vacuum and fill it with anti-gravity ozone and everything inside the space covered by that vacuum goes whizzing into the air, never to come back. Just imagine me insulating gravity over your rocky pasture.
Twenty years ago, there had been talk that he was working on an anti-gravity principle—the secret of spaceflight…Then apparently he had given it up.
Professor Bullfinch, with his constant companion, Dr. Grimes, spent more and more time in the laboratory testing and analyzing the anti-gravity liquid. It became clear that whatever was painted with the liquid resisted gravity and would fly out away from the earth.
The use of bluffonics is particularly effective in stories of the gadget-type, which require explanation of anti-gravity devices, advanced cybernetics, and various paraphernalia associated with the construction of devices employing the use of the fourth dimension.
He stood less than fifty yards from the patient and with equipment festooning like a Christmas tree—an anti-gravity pack belted round his waist, a tri-di projector locus and viewer strapped to his chest and his shoulders hung with a heavy radio pack
It appears to be a device that converts some form of radiated power to some other form of energy. An antigravity device perhaps, because it is quite impossible for these things to fly without assistance.
The engineer gestured and a man-sized duranium container, supported by an antigravity cart, appeared in the chapel’s doorway.
Rilriltok perched on my shoulder—its personal antigravity device seemed to be working, as it weighed less than my exo—and let me carry it through the crowd, safely raised above the bustle.
George Parsons Lathrop & Thomas A. Edison, "In the Deep of Time"
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