An apparent force that acts outward on a body moving around a center, arising from the body’s inertia.
- 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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Syllabification: cen·trif·u·gal force
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