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zero gravity

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Coined by Austro-Hungarian-American artist Jack Binder in his 1938 picture feature "If Science Reached the Earth's Core", printed in the October 1938 issue of the science-fiction pulp-magazine Thrilling Wonder Stories as part of a series of similar "If—" articles.

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zero gravity (uncountable)

  1. The state of apparent weightlessness which occurs in a very low gravity field, or in free fall.
    • 1938 October, Jack Binder, “If Science Reached the Earth's Core”, Thrilling Wonder Stories, volume 12, number 2, page 99: 
      Starting at the zero-gravity of earth's core, accumulative acceleration is easily built up in a four-thousand-mile tube.

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