Date: Wed, 13 Sep 1995 08:46:26 PDT
From: tom creswell creswell[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]CROWN.NET
Subject: Re: nuclear
I respectfully suggest that Dan Alford consult almost any English dictionary.
At random, I looked in the nearest at hand, the _Random House Unabridged
Dictionary_. S.v. "gravitation, I find this: " 3. a movement or tendency toward
something or someone: [example] the gravitation of people toward the sub-
urbs. At the end of the entry, the derived form _gravitational_ is given.
I have found in the past that reading too much of the work of Benjamin Lee Whorf
can often result in a gravitational pull toward muddlement.
Hope this clears up your puzzlement, Dan.