Central force

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(Math.) a force acting upon a body towards or away from a fixed or movable center.

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His sonnet sequence, 'The House of Life,' one of the most notable in English, exalts earthly Love as the central force in the world and in rather fragmentary fashion traces the tragic influence of Change in both life and love.
As a student of politics and history this situation reminds me of the OIC initiative taken by Bhutto that gave Muslim counties a central force to unite while g
Banks is credited by ACCF as being a central force in expanding the nonprofit, nonpartisan economic policy organization's ability to impact federal public policy at the congressional and executive level.
California, a central force in the sustainable energy industry, has become the first state in the country to adopt energy efficiency requirements for desktop, laptops and monitors.
BEGINNING in New York in 1987, 'Neofilipino' is a platform for Filipino choreographers to make dance the central force in collaborating with the other art forms.
Foreign investors' enthusiasm for Abenomics was a central force in driving up Japanese stock prices.
However, the central force for economic growth is the private sector, which requires a good investment climate and which encourages firms to invest and create jobs.
Over years of often-difficult meetings, I began to form an image of a Jewish identity unlike the one I grew up with: one that didn't have the darkness of the Holocaust as its central force.
Warburg in 1925, AFiru has been a central force in Hebrew University's rise to international prominence.
The single force should not become the central force.
A plain set is enlivened by projected images of fun drawings by Rebecca Glover, helping to set the ever-changing scene in zap-pow comic book style, while Weinman is the central force that absorbs our attention and doesn't lose the spark or focus for a moment.
The costs incurred from the event were taken from a central force budget so North Wales Police does not have a breakdown of the costs for each area.
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