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centripetaladjective [not gradable]

/senˈtrɪp·ə·təl/
physics describes a turning object that is moving toward the point around which it is turning
centripetal force also centripetal acceleration
Centripetal force is the force that pulls an object that is moving in a circle toward the center of the circle. Centripetal acceleration is the increase in speed that happens to such an object.
(Definition of centripetal from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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in Spanish Centripetal…
in Vietnamese hướng tâm…
in Malaysian memusat…
in Thai ซึ่งเคลื่อนที่เข้าหาศูนย์กลาง…
in Chinese (Simplified) 向心的…
in Indonesian sentripetal…
in Chinese (Traditional) 向心的…
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