Full record for gravitics n.

Definition the science of manipulating gravity
OED requirements antedating 1944
Earliest cite Malcolm Jameson, Tricky Tonnage
Comment Mike Christie located and Brian Ameringen verified a cite in a 1974 reprint of Poul Anderson's story "Eutopia". Eric Raymond then verified the cite in a 1969 reprint. Dan Tilque submitted a cite from a reprint of Isaac Asimov's "The Dead Past"; Mike Christie verified the cite in the 1956 original magazine appearance. Bill Seabrook submitted a 1953 cite from Theodore Sturgeon's "More Than Human". Enoch Forrester submitted a cite from a reprint of Isaac Asimov's "Foundation's Edge"; Mike Christie verified the cite in the 1982 first edition. Mike Christie submitted a 1945 cite from Wesley Long's "The Fixer". Bryn Neuenschwander submitted a cite from a 2001 reprint of David Weber's 1995 "Flag in Exile". Mike Christie submitted a 1944 cite from Wesley Long's "Redevelopment". Mike Christie submitted a 1944 cite from Malcolm Jameson's "Tricky Tonnage".
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Citations for gravitics n.

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1944 M. Jameson Tricky Tonnage in Astounding Sci. Fiction Dec. 60/2 After we straightened out on the road, Elmer began to tell me about gravitics.
1944 ‘W. Long’ Redevel. in Astounding Sci. Fiction Nov. 147/1 And if they got off of their planets, they'd be using gravitics.
1945 ‘W. Long’ Fixer in Astounding Sci. Fiction May 81/2 Our power took a beating, as far as we are from it, and we know what kind of power it takes to do anything with the gravitics on Telfu.
1953 ‘T. Sturgeon’ More Than Human 206 Seems that gravitics is the key to everything. It would lead to the addition of one more item to the Unified Field—what we now call psychic energy, or ‘psionics’.
1982 I. Asimov Foundation's Edge 54 I've been trained in space navigation, but not on these ships. If something goes wrong with the gravitics, I'm afraid there's nothing I can do about it.
1995 D. Weber Flag in Exile (2001) 393 Once their drives burned out, the incoming missiles would be impossible to track on gravitics, and even Manticoran radar had a maximum detection range of little more than a million kilometers against such small targets.