Coriolis effect

noun Co·ri·o·lis effect \ ˌkȯr-ē-ˈō-ləs- \

Definition of Coriolis effect

:the apparent deflection of a moving object that is the result of the Coriolis force

First Known Use of coriolis effect

circa 1946


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