centrifugal force

noun

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

1698


CENTRIFUGAL FORCE Defined for English Language Learners

centrifugal force

noun

Definition of centrifugal force for English Language Learners

  • physics : a force that causes an object moving in a circular path to move out and away from the center of its path


CENTRIFUGAL FORCE Defined for Kids

centrifugal force

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

Definition of centrifugal force for Students

: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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