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Gravity vs. Siphon — What's the Difference?

Gravity vs. Siphon — What's the Difference?

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Gravity

Gravity (from Latin gravitas 'weight'), or gravitation, is a natural phenomenon by which all things with mass or energy—including planets, stars, galaxies, and even light—are attracted to (or gravitate toward) one another. On Earth, gravity gives weight to physical objects, and the Moon's gravity causes the ocean tides.
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Siphon

A siphon (from Ancient Greek: σίφων, romanized: síphōn, "pipe, tube", also spelled nonetymologically syphon) is any of a wide variety of devices that involve the flow of liquids through tubes. In a narrower sense, the word refers particularly to a tube in an inverted "U" shape, which causes a liquid to flow upward, above the surface of a reservoir, with no pump, but powered by the fall of the liquid as it flows down the tube under the pull of gravity, then discharging at a level lower than the surface of the reservoir from which it came.
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Gravity

The force that attracts a body towards the centre of the earth, or towards any other physical body having mass.
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Siphon

A tube that carries a liquid from a higher level up and over a barrier and then down to a lower level, with the flow maintained by gravity and atmospheric pressure as long as the tube remains filled.
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Gravity

Extreme importance; seriousness
Crimes of the utmost gravity
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Siphon

(Zoology)A tubular organ, especially of aquatic invertebrates such as squids or clams, by which water is taken in or expelled.
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Gravity

Solemnity of manner
Has the poet ever spoken with greater eloquence or gravity?
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Siphon

To draw off or convey (a liquid) through a siphon.
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Gravity

The natural attraction between physical bodies, especially when one of the bodies is a celestial body, such as the earth.
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Siphon

To take or transfer (something), often illicitly
Siphon money from an account.
Siphon customers from a competitor.
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Gravity

See gravitation.
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Siphon

To pass through a siphon.
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Gravity

Grave consequence; seriousness or importance
They are still quite unaware of the gravity of their problems.
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Siphon

A bent pipe or tube with one end lower than the other, in which hydrostatic pressure exerted due to the force of gravity moves liquid from one reservoir to another.
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Gravity

Solemnity or dignity of manner.
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Siphon

A soda siphon.
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Gravity

The state or condition of having weight; weight; heaviness.
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Siphon

(zoology) A tubelike organ found in animals or elongated cell found in plants.
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Gravity

The state or condition of being grave; seriousness.
I hope you appreciate the gravity of the situation.
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Siphon

(transitive) To transfer (liquid) by means of a siphon.
He used a rubber tube to siphon petrol from the car's fuel tank.
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Gravity

(music) The lowness of a note.
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Siphon

To steal or skim off money in small amounts; to embezzle.
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Gravity

(physics) The force at the Earth's surface, of the attraction by the Earth's masses, and the centrifugal pseudo-force caused by the Earth's rotation, resulting from gravitation.
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Siphon

A device, consisting of a pipe or tube bent so as to form two branches or legs of unequal length, by which a liquid can be transferred to a lower level, as from one vessel to another, over an intermediate elevation, by the action of the pressure of the atmosphere in forcing the liquid up the shorter branch of the pipe immersed in it, while the continued excess of weight of the liquid in the longer branch (when once filled) causes a continuous flow. The flow takes place only when the discharging extremity of the pipe ia lower than the higher liquid surface, and when no part of the pipe is higher above the surface than the same liquid will rise by atmospheric pressure; that is, about 33 feet for water, and 30 inches for mercury, near the sea level.
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Gravity

Gravitation, the universal force exercised by two bodies onto each other.
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Siphon

One of the tubes or folds of the mantle border of a bivalve or gastropod mollusk by which water is conducted into the gill cavity. See Illust. under Mya, and Lamellibranchiata.
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Gravity

(physics) Specific gravity.
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Siphon

A siphon bottle.
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Gravity

The state of having weight; beaviness; as, the gravity of lead.
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Siphon

To convey, or draw off, by means of a siphon, as a liquid from one vessel to another at a lower level.
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Gravity

Sobriety of character or demeanor.
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Siphon

A tube running from the liquid in a vessel to a lower level outside the vessel so that atmospheric pressure forces the liquid through the tube
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Gravity

Importance, significance, dignity, etc; hence, seriousness; enormity; as, the gravity of an offense.
They derive an importance from . . . the gravity of the place where they were uttered.
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Siphon

Convey, draw off, or empty by or as if by a siphon
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Gravity

The tendency of a mass of matter toward a center of attraction; esp., the tendency of a body toward the center of the earth; terrestrial gravitation.
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Siphon

Move a liquid from one container into another by means of a siphon or a siphoning action;
Siphon gas into the tank
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Gravity

Lowness of tone; - opposed to acuteness.
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Gravity

(physics) the force of attraction between all masses in the universe; especially the attraction of the earth's mass for bodies near its surface;
The more remote the body the less the gravity
The gravitation between two bodies is proportional to the product of their masses and inversely proportional to the square of the distance between them
Gravitation cannot be held responsible for people falling in love
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Gravity

A manner that is serious and solemn
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Gravity

A solemn and dignified feeling
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