To cause to draw near or adhere by physical force.
L. attractus, p.p. of attrahere "to draw, to attract," from ad- "to" + trahere "to pull, draw."
Darkašidan, from dar- "in, into" + kašidan "to draw, attract," → galaxy.
The act or capability of attracting. A physical force (gravitational, electric, magnetic, etc.) exerted by material bodies.
Attraction, n. from → attract.
Having the quality of attracting.
Verbal adj. from → attract.
Fr.: force attractive
A physical force (→ gravitational, → electric, → magnetic, etc.) by which a body attracts another.
→ attractive; → force.
The physical body that attracts. → Great Attractor.
center of attraction
Fr.: centre d'attraction
A point toward which a force on a body is always directed.
→ center; → attraction.
Fr.: attraction gravitationnelle
The force that pulls material bodies toward one another because of → gravitation.
→ gravitational; → attraction.
Fr.: Grand Attracteur
A hypothesized large concentration of mass (about 1016 → solar masses), some hundred million → light-years from Earth, in the direction of the → Centaurus → supercluster, that seems to be affecting the motions of many nearby galaxies by virtue of its gravity.