Coriolis effect

noun
Co·​ri·​o·​lis effect | \ ˌkȯr-ē-ˈō-ləs- How to pronounce Coriolis effect (audio) \

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, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of Coriolis effect was circa 1946

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“Coriolis effect.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Coriolis%20effect. Accessed 18 Aug. 2022.

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