centrifugal force


centrifugal force
That force which tends to keep moving objects travelling in a straight line, when a moving vehicle is forced to make a turn, centrifugal force attempts to keep it moving in a straight line, if the vehicle is turning at too high a speed, centrifugal force will be greater than the frictional force between the tires and the road and the vehicle will slide off the road.

Dictionary of automotive terms. 2015.

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  • Centrifugal force — Centrifugal Cen*trif u*gal, a. [L. centrum center + fugere to flee.] 1. Tending, or causing, to recede from the center. [1913 Webster] 2. (Bot.) (a) Expanding first at the summit, and later at the base, as a flower cluster. (b) Having the radicle …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Centrifugal force — Force Force, n. [F. force, LL. forcia, fortia, fr. L. fortis strong. See {Fort}, n.] 1. Capacity of exercising an influence or producing an effect; strength or energy of body or mind; active power; vigor; might; often, an unusual degree of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • centrifugal force — ► NOUN Physics ▪ a force, arising from the body s inertia, which appears to act on a body moving in a circular path and is directed away from the centre around which the body is moving …   English terms dictionary

  • centrifugal force — n. an inertial force which tends to pull an object outward when it is in orbit or is rotating around a center …   English World dictionary

  • Centrifugal force — Not to be confused with Centripetal force. Classical mechanics Newton s Second Law …   Wikipedia

  • centrifugal force — an outward force on a body rotating about an axis, assumed equal and opposite to the centripetal force and postulated to account for the phenomena seen by an observer in the rotating body. [1715 25] * * * Fictitious force, peculiar to circular… …   Universalium

  • centrifugal force — [[t]sentrɪ̱fjʊg(ə)l fɔ͟ː(r)s[/t]] N UNCOUNT In physics, centrifugal force is the force that makes objects move outwards when they are spinning around something or travelling in a curve. The juice is extracted by centrifugal force …   English dictionary

  • centrifugal force — noun the outward force on a body moving in a curved path around another body • Ant: ↑centripetal force • Hypernyms: ↑force * * * noun, pl ⋯ forces [count, noncount] physics : a force that causes an object moving in a circular path to move out and …   Useful english dictionary

  • centrifugal force — noun a) in everyday understanding, centrifugal force is the effect that tends to move an object away from the center of a circle it is rotating about (a consequence of inertia). b) In a rotating reference frame, the apparent force that seems to… …   Wiktionary

  • centrifugal force — išcentrinė jėga statusas T sritis Standartizacija ir metrologija apibrėžtis Su pernešimo pagreičiu susijęs inercijos jėgos normalinis sandas. atitikmenys: angl. centrifugal force vok. Fliehkraft, f; Zentrifugalkraft, f rus. центробежная сила, f… …   Penkiakalbis aiškinamasis metrologijos terminų žodynas


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