Translation of free fall in Spanish:

free fall

caída libre, n.

Pronunciation /ˈfri ˌfɔl///


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    caída libre feminine
    • Benedetti was an important forerunner of Galileo, worked on the free fall of bodies and proposed a theory almost identical to that which Galileo published in De motu in 1590.
    • In all conditions except that of free fall, a live body can be distinguished from an inert structure by the relative disposition of the body parts, its ‘posture’.
    • Finally, mathematical concepts and procedures quite different from those of medieval natural philosophers were adopted by Galileo in reaching his basic law of free fall of heavy bodies.
    • One of the most important factors in the snake's midair shift from free fall to glide is a dramatic increase in the width of the animal's body.
    • One was given the impression of a man in free fall descending like a fallen angel into the unforgiving landscape below.
    • It was an odd sensation, feeling as though one were sitting still, though simultaneously moving at some unguessable speed that could have been a snail's pace or free fall in a void.
    • That includes parachuting - both static line and free fall, scuba diving, land navigation, vehicle and boat.
    • Most people at that time believed that the speed of a body in free fall was proportional to the distance it had fallen.
    • Even with his results on free fall he was much more interested in proving geometrical theorems than in their relation to the real world.
    • Each of the stones whose trajectory Newton illustrated was in free fall toward Earth.
    • How long the actual jump lasts: About one minute in free fall and another five minutes in the parachute.
    • And so is the possibility that profit margins will disappear if, say, a company's customers plan to pay in euros, whose value has dropped faster than an elevator in free fall.
    • He deployed the parachute straight away, jolting him out of free fall.
    • The contents of the plane are effectively in free-fall, creating weightlessness for all those on-board… and nausea!
    • They are also provided training in military free fall parachuting, forward air control techniques, air traffic control, and other pathfinder related skills.
    • Some experienced foreign jumpers displayed hand-in-hand group jumping, wingsuit jumping and somersaults during free fall; all the risky stunts thrilled the audience.
    • I can't think of any other film which understands that outside a gravity well, all objects are in free fall.
    • In free fall everything is falling at the same rate and is in a weightless state, so the air is of equal density everywhere on board the spacecraft.
    • For instance, the law of free fall is affirmed to hold only for motion in a vacuum, and Boyle's Law is affirmed to hold only for changes at constant temperature.
    • The total energy output, or luminosity indicated by the spectrum, however, was too bright to be powered by gravity and the free fall of matter alone.

intransitive verb

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    caer en caída libre
    • But the distress caused by my dull outfit was short-lived as I grew confident that my appearance would not be my main concern when I was free-falling at 180 miles per hour.
    • But some of the scenes - like one of an astronaut free-falling from the space station - really brought home the peril of the job.
    • I free-fell for about four seconds, then reached back, grabbed my pilot chute and tossed it out.
    • Within a week a dozen scientific teams will be aboard it as it thrusts skyward, then free-falls - and in so doing briefly cancels out the effect of gravity.
    • In 1997, five skydivers on a tourist flight from Auckland jumped from a plane, hoping to free-fall to Antarctica.
    • Today's generation is picking up on snow boarding, sand surfing, mountain biking, para-gliding, free-falling, base jumping and even the somewhat bizarre extreme ironing.
    • After free-falling for more than four and a half minutes, he felt himself slowed by the friction of a gradually thickening atmosphere.
    • And it is said some sportsmen, to show their skill in free-falling, open their parachutes as late as possible.
    • It has been shown that a 100-micron droplet requires a little over 5 seconds to free-fall 5 feet if no evaporation occurs.
    • Sage, unlike Ash, did not enjoy free-falling in the least.
    • With the bar held tight to my chest, I free-fell for what seemed to be an eternity, then tension in my hang strap slowly returned and the glider leveled out.
    • The next second, she was seemingly free-falling through the gray sky, clenching her teeth to avoid screaming as she descended at high speed.
    • In the case of the free-falling body, the two kinds of energy we are concerned with are kinetic energy and potential energy.
    • Guests shoot from 0-128 mph in 3.5 seconds along a horizontal track, then 456 ft up a vertical rail, before free-falling towards ground through a 270-degree corkscrew.
    • On his 94th birthday, he leapt out of an airplane strapped to a skydiving instructor and free-fell for a mile.
    • Boulders slid and rolled down the slope, and eventually free-fell onto the talus slopes below.