centrifugal


1cen·trif·u·gal

adjective \sen-ˈtri-fyə-gəl, -ˈtri-fi-, especially British ˌsen-tri-ˈfyü-gəl\

: moving away from a center : acting in a direction away from a center

Full Definition of CENTRIFUGAL

1
:  proceeding or acting in a direction away from a center or axis
2
:  using or acting by centrifugal force <a centrifugal pump>
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:  efferent
4
:  tending away from centralization :  separatist <centrifugal tendencies in modern society>
cen·trif·u·gal·ly \-gə-lē\ adverb

Origin of CENTRIFUGAL

New Latin centrifugus, from centr- + Latin fugere to flee — more at fugitive
First Known Use: circa 1721

Other Physics Terms

amplitude, centripetal, convection, gradient, hysteresis, kinetic, lase, quantum

2centrifugal

noun

Definition of CENTRIFUGAL

:  a centrifugal machine or a drum in such a machine

First Known Use of CENTRIFUGAL

1866

Other Mechanical Engineering Terms

centrifuge, differential, flange, lathe, linchpin, pinion, plenum, ratchet, traction

cen·trif·u·gal

adjective \sen-ˈtrif-yə-gəl, -ˈtrif-i-gəl\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of CENTRIFUGAL

: passing outward (as from a nerve center to a muscle or gland) : efferent
cen·trif·u·gal·ly \-gə-lē\ adverb

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