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But SESAME shows the centripetal force of the global scientific enterprise.
Tiffany seems intent on staying close to her centripetal father.
At such an instant in such a case, the force pushing towards the center of the circle (thus the centripetal force) would be the centrifugal force.
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CENTRIPETAL Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of centripetal for English Language Learners
: moving toward a center : acting in a direction toward a center
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