Simple Definition of centrifugal force
physics : a force that causes an object moving in a circular path to move out and away from the center of its path
Full Definition of centrifugal force
: the apparent force that is felt by an object moving in a curved path that acts outwardly away from the center of rotation — compare centripetal force
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Definition of centrifugal force for Students
: the force that tends to cause a thing or parts of a thing to go outward from a center of rotation
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