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centrifugal

Pronunciation: sen-trif′yū-găl

Definition:

  1. Denoting the direction of the force pulling an object outward (away) from an axis of rotation.
  2. Sometimes, by analogy, extended to describe any movement away from a center.

[L. centrum, center, + fugio, to flee]

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