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Force and Motion

Term Definition
Force A push or pull from an object to another.
Friction A force that opposes the motion of one object moving past another.
Magnetism The ability of an object to push or pull on another object that has a magnetic property.
Speed How fast an object's position changes with time at any given moment.
Motion A change in an object's position over time.
Position The location of an object.
Balanced Forces Forces that act together on an object without changing its motion.
Unbalanced Forces Forces that do not cancel each other out and that cause an object to change its motion.
Gravity Pulls objects together.
Direction Where something is pointing.

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