a hypothetical force opposed to that of gravity
A disk of platinum coated with my new preparation, in which, I may say, radium plays some part, has a propelling power of immense force. I say ‘propelling power,’ but between you and me, I don’t think that conventional term properly applies to the strange force. For want of better name I am temporarily referring to it by the ridiculous and wholly inadequate name of ‘Anti-Gravity.’
‘They have antigravity! Isn’t that it?’ ‘Yes…. Of course, it couldn’t be a complete gravity screen by any means. But it seems to be a good long step toward it.’
The idea of antigravity excited Dennis.
Lew talked instead during the flight about antigravity.
You think they had antigravity or something?
Earliest cite in the OED: 1949.
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