(n.) = seriousness ; severity ; gravity. Ex: Each member state is allocated a fixed quota in proportion to the seriousness of its regional problems. Ex: Exuberance and enthusiasm are proper to the young, as Quintillian remarked: 'The young should be daring and inventive and should rejoice in their inventions, even though correctiveness and severity are still to be acquired'. Ex: The islands had been part of the British community since 1833 and the invasion was termed a matter of 'great gravity' by the Prime Minister. ---- * enfermo de gravedad = seriously ill. * gravedad de la enfermedad = severity of illness ; seriousness of illness. * gravedad de la situación, la = seriousness of the situation, la ; gravity of the situation, the. (n.) = gravity. Ex: Examples include terms arising from energy (force, gravity, heat), matter (molecular states, elements, compounds), earth, plants, animals, man. ---- * centro de gravedad = centre of gravity. * desafiar la gravedad = defy + gravity. * falta de gravedad = weightlessness. * fuerza de gravedad = gravitational force. * fuerza de la gravedad = G-force ; gravity pull ; gravitational pull. * fuerza de la gravedad, la = force of gravity, the. * ley de la gravedad, la = law of gravity, the. * teoría de la gravedad, la = theory of gravity, the. (adj.) = gravitas. Ex: Such considerations whether invested with the gravitas assumed by LSIC whenever they address such imponderables or when issued by freebooting critics miss the mark. ---- * con gravedad = grimly.