Coriolis force


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Coriolis force

n.
A pseudo force used mathematically to describe motion, as of aircraft or cloud formations, relative to a noninertial, uniformly rotating frame of reference such as the earth.

[After Gaspard G. de Coriolis (1792-1843), French mathematician.]

Coriolis force

(ˌkɒrɪˈəʊlɪs)
n
(Astronomy) a fictitious force used to explain a deflection in the path of a body moving in latitude relative to the earth when observed from the earth. The deflection (Coriolis effect) is due to the earth's rotation and is to the east when the motion is towards a pole
[C19: named after Gaspard G. Coriolis (1792–1843), French civil engineer]

Coriolis force

The tendency of the Earth’s rotation to turn winds and currents to the right in the northern hemisphere and to the left in the southern hemisphere.
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Noun1.Coriolis force - (physics) a force due to the earth's rotation; acts on a body in motion (airplane or projectile) in a rotating reference frame; in a rotating frame of reference Newton's second law of motion can be made to apply if in addition to the real forces acting on a body a Coriolis force and a centrifugal force are introduced
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