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centrifugal force

Line breaks: cen¦tri|fu¦gal force

Definition of centrifugal force in English:

noun

Physics
A force, arising from the body’s inertia, which appears to act on a body moving in a circular path and is directed away from the centre around which the body is moving.
Example sentences
  • The first lesson in astrophysics, however, is that every cosmic phenomenon is governed by competing effects - in this case, gravity, centrifugal forces, and friction.
  • So I told my aikido students that they must use centripetal force, not centrifugal force.
  • He had also discovered the law giving the centrifugal force on a body moving uniformly in a circular path.

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