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Zero 'g' (Zero Gee)  
  In a ship in orbit, in free fall.  

She was escorted by an elderly woman who seemed quite at home under zero g and gave Linda a helpful push when she showed signs of being stuck.
From Islands in the Sky, by Arthur C. Clarke.
Published by Not known in 1952
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Clarke used the same term the following year, in Jupiter Five:

The Professor looked at us very thoughtfully when we answered his summons. Even under zero g he always managed to preserve his dignity, while the best we could do was to cling to the nearest handhold and float around like drifting seaweed.

See also free fall from Islands of Space (1931) by John Campbell.

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