centrifugal force

noun

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 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

  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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