centrifugal force

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centrifugal force

n.
The apparent force, equal and opposite to the centripetal force, drawing a rotating body away from the center of rotation, caused by the inertia of the body.

centrifugal force

n
(General Physics) a fictitious force that can be thought of as acting outwards on any body that rotates or moves along a curved path

centrif′ugal force′


n.
the force, equal and opposite to the centripetal force, experienced by a body moving along a curved path and appearing to propel the body outward.
[1715–25]

cen·trif·u·gal force

(sĕn-trĭf′yə-gəl)
The apparent force that seems to cause a body turning around a center to move away from the center. Centrifugal force is not a true force but is actually an example of inertia. See Note at centripetal force.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.centrifugal force - the outward force on a body moving in a curved path around another body
force - (physics) the influence that produces a change in a physical quantity; "force equals mass times acceleration"
centripetal force - the inward force on a body moving in a curved path around another body
Translations
odstředivá síla
keskipakoisvoima
centrifugalkraft
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