Coriolis effect(redirected from Corialis effect)
Also found in: Thesaurus, Encyclopedia.
Related to Corialis effect: Coriolis force
The observed effect of the Coriolis force, especially the deflection of an object moving above the earth, rightward in the Northern Hemisphere and leftward in the Southern Hemisphere.
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
Co•ri•o′lis effect`(ˌkɔr iˈoʊ lɪs)
the deflection of a body in motion with respect to the earth as seen by an observer on the earth, attributed to a hypothetical force (Corio′lis force`) but actually caused by the earth's rotation.
[1965–70; after Gaspard German. Coriolis (d. 1843), French civil engineer]
Random House Kernerman Webster's College Dictionary, © 2010 K Dictionaries Ltd. Copyright 2005, 1997, 1991 by Random House, Inc. All rights reserved.
Switch to new thesaurus
|Noun||1.||Coriolis effect - (physics) an effect whereby a body moving in a rotating frame of reference experiences the Coriolis force acting perpendicular to the direction of motion and to the axis of rotation; on Earth the Coriolis effect deflects moving bodies to the right in the northern hemisphere and to the left in the southern hemisphere|
natural philosophy, physics - the science of matter and energy and their interactions; "his favorite subject was physics"
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.