Date: Wed, 13 Sep 1995 08:46:26 PDT From: tom creswell 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. Tom Creswell