Full record for pseudogravity n.

OED requirements antedating 1941
Earliest cite Robert A. Heinlein, 'Common Sense'
Comment Rick Hauptmann submitted a cite from a 1964 reprint of Robert A. Heinlein's "Common Sense"; Mike Christie verified it in the 1941 first publication.
Fred Galvin submitted a 1980 cite from David Brin's "Sundiver".
Fred Galvin submitted a cite from a 1965 reprint of Poul Anderson's "Eve Times Four"; Mike Christie verified the cite in the 1960 original.
Fred Galvin submitted a 1954 cite from George O. Smith's "Spacemen Lost".
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Citations for pseudogravity n.

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1941 Heinlein, R. Common Sense in Astounding Sci.-Fiction Oct. 108 Bobo trotted away in the long loping strides permitted by the low pseudogravity near the axis of rotation of the Ship.
1947 M. Yamin Dreamers in Astounding Sci. Fiction Dec. 71/2 The Station was a great cylinder, swinging on its swift orbit about the Earth, and spinning on its axis to provide psuedogravity [sic] outwards from the center.
1954 G. O. Smith Spacemen Lost in Startling Stories Fall 32/1 ‘Below. I'll show you. I want to cut the paragrav generator by half, anyway.’ ‘Paragrav?’ ‘Pseudo-gravity,’ said Norton crisply. ‘You've noticed there's still an up and down? That's it. But the damned thing radiates heat like mad, along with producing its gravitic field.’
1960 P. Anderson Eve Times Four in Fantastic Sci. Fiction Stories Apr. 78/1 Steadiness came again. Pseudogravity made a floor.
1973 A. C. Clarke Rendezvous with Rama (1974) 51 He released his grip, and let Rama's still feeble pseudo-gravity take over.
1980 D. Brin Sundiver 80 Apparently the dome enclosed a pseudo-gravity field so tight that it could be wrapped around a mere few yards.
1993 K. S. Robinson Red Mars ii. 29 The colonists sank to the floors, and stood in a pseudogravity of .38 g.
1993 K. S. Robinson Red Mars ii. 31 The colonists sank to the floors, and stood in a pseudogravity of .38 g, very close to what they would feel on Mars.