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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The viewer himself is projected mentally within this centrifugal motion.
The desander then separates sand by using centrifugal motion, forcing sand to the sides of the vessel from where it then drops down due to gravity.
The centrifugal motion had forced my body toward the center, and I later saw how the left portion of the roof had been crushed a foot inward on landing.