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centrifugal force


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

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of centrifugal force

  1. :  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

Circa 1721

First Known Use of centrifugal force

circa 1721


centrifugal force

noun cen·trif·u·gal force \sen-ˈtri-fyə-gəl-\

Definition of centrifugal force for Students

  1. :  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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