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cen·trif·u·gal

 (sĕn-trĭf′yə-gəl, -trĭf′ə-)
adj.
1. Moving or directed away from a center or axis.
2. Operated by means of centrifugal force.
3. Physiology Transmitting nerve impulses away from the central nervous system; efferent.
4. Botany Developing or progressing outward from a center or axis, as in a flower cluster in which the oldest flowers are in the center and the youngest flowers are near the edge.
5. Tending or directed away from centralization, as of authority: "In a feverish explosion of centrifugal nationalism, one after another of the empire's ethnic groups proclaimed independence" (Adam Hochschild).

[From New Latin centrifugus : Latin centrum, center; see center + Latin fugere, to flee.]

cen·trif′u·gal·ism n.
cen·trif′u·gal·ly adv.

centrifugal

(sɛnˈtrɪfjʊɡəl; ˈsɛntrɪˌfjuːɡəl)
adj
1. (General Physics) acting, moving, or tending to move away from a centre. Compare centripetal
2. (General Physics) of, concerned with, or operated by centrifugal force: centrifugal pump.
3. (Botany) botany (esp of certain inflorescences) developing outwards from a centre
4. (Physiology) physiol another word for efferent
n
5. (Mechanical Engineering) any device that uses centrifugal force for its action
6. (Mechanical Engineering) the rotating perforated drum in a centrifuge
[C18: from New Latin centrifugus, from centri- + Latin fugere to flee]
cenˈtrifugally adv

cen•trif•u•gal

(sɛnˈtrɪf yə gəl, -ə gəl)

adj.
1. directed outward from the center (opposed to centripetal).
2. pertaining to or operated by centrifugal force: a centrifugal pump.
3. Physiol. efferent.
n.
[1715–25; < New Latin centrifug(us) center-fleeing (centri- centri- + Latin -fugus, derivative of fugere to flee) + -al1]
cen•trif′u•gal•ly, adv.

centrifugal

, centripetal - Centrifugal force pulls away or pushes outward; centripetal draws toward or pulls inward.
See also related terms for pushing.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.centrifugal - tending to move away from a center; "centrifugal force"
centripetal - tending to move toward a center; "centripetal force"
2.centrifugal - tending away from centralization, as of authority; "the division of Europe into warring blocs produces ever-increasing centrifugal stress"
decentralising, decentralizing - tending away from a central point
3.centrifugal - conveying information to the muscles from the CNS; "motor nerves"
efferent, motorial - of nerves and nerve impulses; conveying information away from the CNS; "efferent nerves and impulses"
Translations
نابِذٌ، طارِدٌ عَنِ المَرْكِز
odstředivý
centrifugal
centrifugális
miîflótta-
išcentrinis
centrbēdzes-
odstredivý
merkezkaçsantrifüj

centrifugal

[senˈtrɪfjʊgəl] ADJcentrífugo

centrifugal

[ˈsɛntrɪfjuːgəl sɛnˈtrɪfjʊgəl] adjcentrifuge centrifugal forcecentrifugal force nforce f centrifuge

centrifugal

adjzentrifugal; centrifugal forceZentrifugal- or Fliehkraft f

centrifugal

[sɛnˈtrɪfjʊgl] adj (Phys) → centrifugo/a

centrifugal

(senˈtrifjugəl) adjective
tending to move away from a centre. centrifugal force.

cen·trif·u·gal

a. centrífugo-a, rel. al movimiento de repulsión, del centro hacia afuera.
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