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centrifugal force

centrifugal force

noun

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

First Known Use of CENTRIFUGAL FORCE

circa 1721

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