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Topic: PHYSICS

Date: 1700-1800
Language: Modern Latin
Origin: centripetus, from centr- 'center' + Latin petere 'to go to, try to find'

centripetal force

noun
     
cen‧trip‧e‧tal force [uncountable]
HP technical a force which makes things move towards the centre of something when they are moving around it
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