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Topic: PHYSICS

Date: 1700-1800
Language: Modern Latin
Origin: centrifugus, from centr- 'center' + Latin fugere ( FUGITIVE2)

centrifugal force

noun
     
cen‧tri‧fu‧gal force [uncountable]
HP a force which makes things move away from the centre of something when they are moving around it
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