What is centrifugal?

  • (adj): Conveying information to the muscles from the CNS.
    Synonyms: motor
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on centrifugal:

Centrifugal Force - History of Conceptions of Centrifugal and Centripetal Forces
... The conception of centrifugal force has evolved since the time of Huygens, Newton, Leibniz, and Hooke who expressed early conceptions of it ... Centrifugal force has also played a role in debates in classical mechanics about detection of absolute motion ... According to Newton, in each scenario the centrifugal force would be observed in the object's local frame (the frame where the object is stationary) only if the frame were rotating with respect to absolute space ...
Central Centrifugal Cicatricial Alopecia - Terminology
... have been made, with the term "central centrifugal cicatritial alopecia" adopted as a diagnostic category by the North American Hair Research Society ... A similarly sounding term is central centrifugal scarring alopecia (CCSA) ... Sperling, Central, centrifugal scarring alopecia ...
CENBOL - Centrifugal Force
... Because centrifugal force l2/r3 increases very rapidly compared to the gravitational force (which goes as 1/r2) as the distance r decreases, matter feels increasing centrifugal force as it ...
Cell Synchronization - Cell Separation By Physical Means - Centrifugal Separation
... sedimentation velocity — are operative in the technique of centrifugal elutriation ... Centrifugal elutriator (from Beckman) is an advanced device for increasing the sedimentation rate so that the yield and resolution of cells is better ...
Centrifugal Abdominal Lipodystrophy
... Centrifugal abdominal lipodystrophy (also known as "Centrifugal lipodystrophy," "Lipodystrophia centrifugalis abdominalis infantalis") is a skin condition ...

More definitions of "centrifugal":

  • (adj): Tending away from centralization, as of authority.
    Example: "The division of Europe into warring blocs produces ever-increasing centrifugal stress"
  • (adj): Tending to move away from a center.
    Example: "Centrifugal force"

Famous quotes containing the word centrifugal:

    Travel is like adultery: one is always tempted to be unfaithful to one’s own country. To have imagination is inevitably to be dissatisfied with where you live. There is in men, as Peter Quennell said, “a centrifugal tendency.” In our wanderlust, we are lovers looking for consummation.
    Anatole Broyard (1910–1990)