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Centripetal

Centripetal (moving or directed toward a center) is considered to be an advanced word, according to the Barron's essential words for the GRE, which includes 800 college- and graduate-level words that frequently appear on the Graduate Record Exam.

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Definition of the adjective centripetal

What does centripetal mean as an attribute of a noun?

adjective

  1. tending to move toward a center
  2. tending to unify
  3. of a nerve fiber or impulse originating outside and passing toward the central nervous system

Alternative definition of the adjective centripetal

adjective

  1. directed or moving towards a centre
  2. of, relating to, or operated by centripetal force
  3. [context: neuroanatomy, of a nerve impulse] directed towards the central nervous system; afferent

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Phrases with Centripetal

  1. centripetal force
  2. centripetal acceleration

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Google previewA School Compendium of Natural and Experimental Philosophy ... Twenty-second edition, with additions, etc (1855)

by Richard Greene PARKER

The word centripetal means seeking the centre, and centrifugal means flying from the centre. In circular int-tion these twoforces constantly balance each other; otherwise the revolving body will either approach the centre, or recede from it.

Google previewA School compendium of natural and experimental philosophy (1852)

by Richard Green Parker

t The word centripetal means seeking the ...

Google previewThe London encyclopaedia, or, Universal dictionary of science, art, literature, and practical mechanics, by the orig. ed. of the Encyclopaedia metropolitana [T. Curtis]. (1839)

by Thomas Curtis (of Grove house sch, Islington)

The centripetal forces of bodies, which by equable motions describe different circles, tend to the centres of the same circles ; and are one to the other as the squares of the arcs described in equal times applied to the radii of circles. — For these ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Human Geography (2004)

by Gerald Rudolph Pitzl

Centrifugal/centripetal forces been ongoing in most American cities to upgrade the CBD and to enhance its economic well-being. Previously run-down neighborhoods are experiencing gentrification as investment money is directed toward ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Hallucinations (2009)

by Jan Dirk Blom

C Centripetal Theory of Hallucinatory Activity References Müller, J. (1826). Ueber die phantastischen Gesichtserscheinungen. Koblenz: Hölscher. Parish, E. (1897) . Hallucinations and illusions. A study of the fallacies of perception. London: ...

Google previewLondon Encyclopaedia; Or, Universal Dictionary of Science, Art, Literature and Practical Mechanics (1829)

Comprising a Popular View of the Present State of Knowledge

The centripetal forces of bodies, which by equable motions describe different circles, tend to the centres of the same circles ; and are one to the other as the squares of the arcs described in equal times applied to the radii of circles. — For these ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Physics (2009)

by Joe Rosen

For a tie-in with the ACCELERATION associated with such motion, called centripetal acceleration, note that this acceleration is directed toward the center of the circular path and has constant magnitude: ac = v2/r where acceleration is in ...

Google previewThe American Heritage Science Dictionary (2005)

by American Heritage Dictionary

Compare centripetal. centrifugal force An effect that seems to cause an object moving in a curve to be pushed away from the curve's center. Centrifugal force is not a true force but is actually the effect of inertia, in that the moving object's natural ...

Google previewThe Kingfisher Science Encyclopedia (2000)

by Charles Taylor

The centripetal force reproduces the massive acceleration of a rocket-powered launch as it moves toward escape velocity, the speed necessary to break free of the forces of gravity. .4 Newton's first law of motion states that an object travels in a ...

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Scrabble value of C3E1N1T1R1I1P3E1T1A1L1

The value of this 11-letter word is 15 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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