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Meaning of "centripetal" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD CENTRIPETAL

From New Latin centripetus seeking the centre.
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PRONUNCIATION OF CENTRIPETAL

centripetal  [sɛnˈtrɪpɪtəl] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF CENTRIPETAL

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Centripetal is an adjective.
The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

WHAT DOES CENTRIPETAL MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Centripetal force

Centripetal force is a force that makes a body follow a curved path: its direction is always orthogonal to the velocity of the body, toward the fixed point of the instantaneous center of curvature of the path. Centripetal force is generally the cause of circular motion. In simple terms, centripetal force is defined as a force which keeps a body moving with a uniform speed along a circular path and is directed along the radius towards the centre. The mathematical description was derived in 1659 by Dutch physicist Christiaan Huygens. Isaac Newton's description was: "A centripetal force is that by which bodies are drawn or impelled, or in any way tend, towards a point as to a centre."...

Definition of centripetal in the English dictionary

The definition of centripetal in the dictionary is of, concerned with, or operated by centripetal force. Other definition of centripetal is developing from the outside towards the centre.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH CENTRIPETAL


acropetal
əˈkrɒpɪtəl
ancipital
ænˈsɪpɪtəl
basipetal
beɪˈsɪpɪtəl
bicipital
baɪˈsɪpɪtəl
capital
ˈkæpɪtəl
Capitol
ˈkæpɪtəl
hospital
ˈhɒspɪtəl
lickspittle
ˈlɪkˌspɪtəl
multicipital
ˌmʌltɪˈsɪpɪtəl
multihospital
ˌmʌltɪˈhɒspɪtəl
noncapital
ˌnɒnˈkæpɪtəl
nonhospital
ˌnɒnˈhɒspɪtəl
occipital
ɒkˈsɪpɪtəl
paroccipital
ˌpærɒkˈsɪpɪtəl
pulpital
ˈpʊlpɪtəl
quadricipital
ˌkwɒdrɪˈsɪpɪtəl
sincipital
sɪnˈsɪpɪtəl
spital
ˈspɪtəl
spittle
ˈspɪtəl
suboccipital
ˌsʌbɒkˈsɪpɪtəl

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE CENTRIPETAL

centricalness
centricity
centrifugal
centrifugal brake
centrifugal clutch
centrifugal force
centrifugal pump
centrifugalise
centrifugalize
centrifugally
centrifugation
centrifuge
centrifugence
centring
centriole
centripetal force
centripetalism
centripetally
centrism
centrist

WORDS THAT END LIKE CENTRIPETAL

death metal
fetal
gunmetal
heavy metal
heavy-metal
hot metal
metal
musculoskeletal
parietal
petal
precious metal
scrap metal
sheet metal
skeletal
societal
tapetal
thrash metal
transition metal
varietal
vegetal

Synonyms and antonyms of centripetal in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «centripetal» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF CENTRIPETAL

Find out the translation of centripetal to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of centripetal from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «centripetal» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

centrípeta
570 millions of speakers

English

centripetal
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

केन्द्राभिमुख
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

جابذ
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

центростремительное
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

centrípeta
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

কেঁদ্রমুখী
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

centripète
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Sentripetal
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

zentripetal
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

求心性の
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

구심
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Centripetal
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

hướng tâm
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

மையநோக்கு
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

मध्यवर्ती
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

merkezcil
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

centripeto
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

dośrodkowa
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

доцентрове
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

centripetă
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

κεντρομόλος
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

sentripetale
14 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Swedish

centripetal
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

sentripetal
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of centripetal

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «CENTRIPETAL»

The term «centripetal» is regularly used and occupies the 97.842 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «CENTRIPETAL» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about centripetal

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «CENTRIPETAL»

Discover the use of centripetal in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to centripetal and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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A Centripetal Theory of Democratic Governance
This book, first published in 2008, outlines the importance of political institutions in achieving good governance within a democratic polity.
John Gerring, Strom C. Thacker, 2008
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Centripetal Forces in China's Economic Take-off
This paper uses provincial time series data from China to empirically investigate two propositions relating to economic development: (i) that economic takeoff is associated with technological transfer through foreign direct investment (FDI) ...
Anuradha Dayal-Gulati, Aasim M. Husain, 2000
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Industrial Location and Economic Integration: Centrifugal ...
The policy implications of this are critically evaluated by drawing on experiences of European economic integration."--BOOK JACKET.
Barbara Dluhosch, 2000
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Physics Laboratory Experiments
The answer is centripetal force (centripetal means “center-seeking”). The centripetal force is supplied by gravitational and electrical interactions, respectively, for each of these cases. The study of centripetal force in the laboratory is simplified ...
Jerry Wilson, Cecilia Hernández-Hall, 2009
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Excel HSC Physics
Thus, this is the direction of the centripetal (centre-seeking) acceleration. When an object is moving with uniform circular motion, the acceleration (the centripetal acceleration; is directed towards the centre of the circle. For an object moving in a  ...
Neville G. Warren, 2003
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Film Noir and the Spaces of Modernity
talgia for older urban forms and deep ambivalence about the centripetal city. THE EMERGENCE OF CENTRIPETAL SPACE The late-modern spatiality and cultural anxieties that pervade film noir find their origin in the conflicts and tensions ...
Edward Dimendberg, 2004
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Christ's Centripetal Cross: A Pastoral Theology of Crucifixion
As Daniel Berrigan claimed, "To be a Christian one must look good on wood." Trite? Not at all, for "We are crucified with Christ nevertheless we live." The Christ Life is the theme of this challenging devotional work.
Jeffrey A. Mackey, 2011
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Centripetal InFilltration: An Alternative Multi-use Centre ...
Through the fusion of discarded materials, discarded land, and programming for marginalized populations, Centripetal inFilltration is both an architectural and social act because it provides a new development typology for the city of ...
Ryan Lyle John Schmidt, 2005
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BIOS Instant Notes in Sport and Exercise Biomechanics
What is the centripetal force dependent on? The centripetal force (Fcentripetal ) is a force directed to the center of rotation when objects move in a circular path. This force is always required to make objects move in a circular path. Conversely  ...
Paul Grimshaw, Neil Fowler, Adrian Lees, 2004
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Introduction to Biological Physics for the Health and Life ...
Kirsten Franklin, Paul Muir, Terry Scott, Lara Wilcocks, Paul Yates. This acceleration is called the centripetal acceleration. It can also be shown that the magnitude of the centripetal acceleration is given by a = v 2 r (3.6) We will not cover the ...
Kirsten Franklin, Paul Muir, Terry Scott, 2010

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «CENTRIPETAL»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term centripetal is used in the context of the following news items.
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Talking Politics – The Wind of Change
The force of the wind is both centrifugal and centripetal, meaning that depending on your political frame of mind, you could find yourself landed ... «Sierra Express Media, Jul 15»
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States and ladders
... because great nations strike a fine balance between centripetal and centrifugal forces. This new cooperative federalism has manifested itself ... «The Indian Express, Jul 15»
3
Intelligent Design Is "Based on Religion"? Tell That to Thomas …
The movements of the heavenly bodies, so exactly held in their course by the balance of centrifugal and centripetal forces, the structure of our ... «Discovery Institute, Jul 15»
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The Three-Dimensional Morphology of Growing Dendrites
This rotational speed of the sample yields a centripetal acceleration at the circumference of the sample that is about three orders magnitude ... «Nature.com, Jul 15»
5
No Direction Rome
... Barua treads perilously close to being repetitive, but twists like these generate just enough centripetal force to keep him from falling. He also ... «Caixin Media, Jul 15»
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US shopping mall operators begin cultivating start-ups
... who was brought in to launch Simon Venture Group last year, having previously worked for venture capital firm Centripetal Capital Partners. «The Australian, Jul 15»
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The 'Gang of Four' that made America
... the dominant historical forces "were centrifugal rather than centripetal, meaning that the vast majority of citizens had no interest in American ... «Business Standard, Jul 15»
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This is the stomach-churning science of roller coasters
Movement along a curved path creates centripetal acceleration, which points to the center of the imaginary circle drawn by the curve. However ... «The Week Magazine, Jul 15»
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Mall Operators Begin Cultivating Startups
... who was brought in to launch Simon Venture Group last year, having previously worked for Centripetal Capital Partners, a Stamford, Conn., ... «Wall Street Journal, Jul 15»
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MAKE A MUSCLE: The problem with our problem areas
The researchers found that the diabetic subjects, in particular the women, showed greater centripetal fat distribution patterns, similar to those ... «The Patriot Ledger, Jul 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Centripetal [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/centripetal>. Jun 2020 ».
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