Definition of centrifugal force noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


centrifugal force

BrE BrE//ˌsentrɪˌfjuːɡl ˈfɔːs//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌsentrɪˌfjuːɡl ˈfɔːrs//
; BrE BrE//senˌtrɪfjəɡl ˈfɔːs//
; NAmE NAmE//senˌtrɪfjəɡl ˈfɔːrs//
(also centrifugal force) (physics)
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a force that appears to cause an object travelling around a centre to fly away from the centre and off its circular path
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: centrifugal force