centripetal Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

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"centripetal" in British English

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uk   /ˌsen.trɪˈpiː.təl/  us   /-t̬əl/ specialized
(of a ​turningobject) ​moving towards the ​point around which it is ​turning: centripetal force
(Definition of centripetal from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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centripetaladjective [not gradable]

physics describes a ​turningobject that is ​moving toward the ​point around which it is ​turningcentripetal 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)
Translations of “centripetal”
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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