centrifugal vs centripetal

centrifugal centripetal


  • 1) A centrifugal machine.
  • 2) plural Sugars made in a centrifugal machine.
  • 3) A drum in a centrifugal machine.
  • 4) A trade-name for any machine which employs centrifugal force to separate a liquid from a solid or to separate liquids of different specific gravities.
  • 5) botany Having the radicle turned toward the sides of the fruit, as some embryos.
  • 6) Tending, or causing, to recede from the center.
  • 7) botany Expanding first at the summit, and later at the base, as a flower cluster.
  • 8) Tending or directed away from centralization, as of authority.
  • 9) Physiology Transmitting nerve impulses away from the central nervous system; efferent.
  • 10) Moving or directed away from a center or axis.
  • 11) Botany Developing or progressing outward from a center or axis, as in a flower cluster in which the oldest flowers are in the center and the youngest flowers are near the edge.
  • 12) Operated by means of centrifugal force.
  • 13) (Mech.) a force whose direction is from a center.
  • 14) a machine in which water or other fluid is lifted and discharged through a pipe by the energy imparted by a wheel or blades revolving in a fixed case. Some of the largest and most powerful pumps are of this kind.
  • 15) Having the radicle turned toward the sides of the fruit, as some embryos.
  • 16) A machine for expelling water or other fluids from moist substances, or for separating liquids of different densities by centrifugal action; a whirling table.
  • 17) (Physiol.) an impression (motor) sent from a nerve center outwards to a muscle or muscles by which motion is produced.
  • 18) Expanding first at the summit, and later at the base, as a flower cluster.
  • 19) tending to move away from a center
  • 20) tending away from centralization, as of authority
  • 21) Operating by radial action; producing effects by centrifugal force: as, a centrifugal filter, pump, or machine. (See phrases below.)
  • 22) Obtained (as milk or cream) by the *centrifugal method (which see).
  • 23) Flying off or proceeding from a center; radiating or sent outward from a focus or central point: opposed to centripetal: as, centrifugal force or energy; centrifugal rays or spokes.
  • 24) In psychology, moving from the brain to the periphery.


  • 1) of, relating to, or operated by centripetal force
  • 2) neuroanatomy, of a nerve impulse directed towards the central nervous system; afferent
  • 3) directed or moving towards a centre
  • 4) Moving or directed toward a center or axis.
  • 5) Physiology Transmitting nerve impulses toward the central nervous system; afferent.
  • 6) Operated by means of centripetal force.
  • 7) Botany Developing or progressing inward toward the center or axis, as in the head of a sunflower, in which the oldest flowers are near the edge and the youngest flowers are in the center.
  • 8) Tending or directed toward centralization.
  • 9) (Mech.) a force whose direction is towards a center, as in case of a planet revolving round the sun, the center of the system, See Centrifugal force, under Centrifugal.
  • 10) Having the radicle turned toward the axis of the fruit, as some embryos.
  • 11) Tending, or causing, to approach the center.
  • 12) Progressing by changes from the exterior of a thing toward its center.
  • 13) (Physiol.) an impression (sensory) transmitted by an afferent nerve from the exterior of the body inwards, to the central organ.
  • 14) Expanding first at the base of the inflorescence, and proceeding in order towards the summit.
  • 15) tending to move toward a center
  • 16) Tending or moving toward the center: opposed to centrifugal.
  • 17) Progressing by changes from the exterior of an object to its center: as, the centripetal calcification of a bone.


  • 1) `The moon revolves around the earth and the centrifugal force counteracts the force of gravity.
  • 2) They had to lean against centrifugal force as they rounded a hairpin.
  • 3) The centrifugal force almost threw them off the road as Janet took the roundabout at the top of The Hill too fast.
  • 4) Once a year, a few of the mothers took time out to envy Kate, whose family, in contrast to theirs, was centripetal rather than centrifugal.
  • 5) ‘Einstein warmed to the idea that the gravitational field of the rest of the Universe might explain centrifugal and other inertial forces resulting from acceleration.’
  • 6) ‘That produced a small centrifugal displacement of the beam indicative of its velocity distribution as imaged by faint deposits of silver.’
  • 7) ‘In this schema, circulation was entirely centrifugal: blood moved only outward from the heart and liver to the various parts of the body, where it was consumed for nourishment.’
  • 8) ‘Magnesium powder is also produced by gas jet or centrifugal disintegration of molten metal.’
  • 9) ‘Each work contains a small riot of biomorphic form seeking a balance between exaggerated centrifugal and centripetal pressures.’


  • 1) Once a year, a few of the mothers took time out to envy Kate, whose family, in contrast to theirs, was centripetal rather than centrifugal.
  • 2) That force which opposes itself to this endeavor, and by which the sling continually draws back the stone toward the hand and retains it in its orbit, because it is directed to the hand as the center of the orbit, I call the centripetal force.
  • 3) This force is known as centripetal force and it is always directed toward the center of rotation.
  • 4) But in gaining speed by nosing over, the runaway prop spun just that much faster, increasing its likelihood of busting loose according to an altogether predictable law of physics known as centripetal disintegration.
  • 5) The force which retains the celestial bodies in their orbits has been hitherto called centripetal force; but it being now made plain that it can be no other than a gravitating force, we shall hereafter call it gravity.
  • 6) Under their influence, all subordinate worlds would be carried away into space, were it not for the complementary Law of Gravitation Attraction, that is, the centripetal force.
  • 7) -- This attraction of the earth, which gives articles the property of weight, is termed centripetal force -- that is, the drawing in of a body.
  • 8) The force which draws the revolving body continually to the center, or the deflecting force, is called the centripetal force, and, aside from the impelling and retarding forces which act in the direction of its motion, the centripetal force is, dynamically speaking, the only force which is exerted on the body.
  • 9) ‘But as soon as they are seen from any distance, they erupt into pulsing centripetal and centrifugal vortices.’
  • 10) ‘The pattern of differentiation could thus be visualized as a centripetal wave moving inward from a ring of already differentiated cells.’
  • 11) ‘This is how fast the Earth would need to rotate to get centripetal acceleration at the equator equal to 9.81 m/s.’
  • 12) ‘The centripetal acceleration of this system rapidly became very high.’
  • 13) ‘The competing forces of gravity at the lower end and outward centripetal acceleration at the farther end keep the cable under tension.’

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