pseudogravitational adj.

of or relating to pseudogravity n.

  • 1942 ‘A. MacDonald’ Waldo in Astounding Science-Fiction Aug. 50/2 page image Robert A. Heinlein bibliography

    He felt the pull of the pseudo gravitational field, felt his legs grow heavy.

  • 1956 P. Anderson Margin of Profit in Astounding Science Fiction Sept. 51/1 page image Poul Anderson bibliography

    But the hyperdrive vibrations can be detected a light-year away if you have sensitive instruments—pseudogravitational pulses of infinite velocity.

  • 1968 A. C. Clarke Possible, That's All! in Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction Oct. 67/2 page image Arthur C. Clarke bibliography

    But the ‘pseudo-gravitational’ force due to acceleration can—in principle at least—be made uniform and parallel over as great a volume of space as desired.

  • 1995 K. W. Jeter Warped (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine) 27 K. W. Jeter bibliography

    She felt a slight, pseudogravitational tug at her bones.

  • 2006 A. Roberts Gradisil xiii. 103 page image Adam Roberts bibliography

    The Station had been designed with a simulated gravity…. I never saw the point in this pseudo-gravitational artifice.


Research requirements

antedating 1942

Earliest cite

Robert Heinlein, in Astounding

Research History
Fred Galvin submitted a 1987 cite from Thomas R. McDonough's "The Architects of Hyperspace".
Ben Ostrowsky submitted a 2006 cite from Adam Roberts.

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