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centripetal

cen·trip·e·tal

centripetal

 
 
pronunciation:
sen trI pih tl
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: forced or moving inward toward a center point or axis.
Centripetal force keeps roller coaster riders in their seats.
definition 2: relating to or employing centripetal force.
derivation: centripetally (adv.)
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