centripetal


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Wikipedia.
Related to centripetal: centripetal acceleration

centripetal

1. acting, moving, or tending to move towards a centre
2. of, concerned with, or operated by centripetal force
3. Botany (esp of certain inflorescences) developing from the outside towards the centre
4. Physiol another word for afferent

centripetal

[‚sen′trip·əd·əl]
(mechanics)
Acting or moving in a direction toward the axis of rotation or the center of a circle along which a body is moving.
References in periodicals archive ?
Based on ActiveMedia, Centripetal DreamMedia delivers digital asset management bundled with a suite of pre-press workflow applications via the internet.
We're pleased to be partnering with Centripetal Networks to bring our threat intelligence capabilities and expertise to their clients," said Scott Kaine, President of Cyveillance.
Thakkar is able to craft a precise review of Rulfo's fiction, carefully reviewing the manner in which the author's use of both centripetal and centrifugal irony allows for a veiled criticism of the post-Revolutionary discourse of both the Church and the state, and also revealing the vestiges of colonialist tradition in the reality of a continued focus on patriarchal authority within Mexican society.
The centripetal gravity this new system will create cannot be balanced by any centrifugal force.
This article reveals that the emphasis on disciplinary practices throughout much of the nineteenth and twentieth century aligns with the centripetal political economies of Adam Smith and John Maynard Keynes.
Appendix 1 Derivation of Centripetal Acceleration under relativistic conditions
Also, for Calvin, disunity, if it does occur, will occur not in the centripetal but in the centrifugal moment of reading, in the application of the word of God to the whole of Scripture, the church, the reader's life, society, and the world generally, since centripetal reading, which is effected by the Holy Spirit, unifies.
Instead of sweeping their growing internal contradictions under the carpet of hundreds of technical committees producing an avalanche of paper on mostly inconsequential matters, host Cyprus and its EU guests should face head on the challenge of reversing the growing centrifugal forces in both Cyprus an the EU; they must be turned again into the centripetal forces that the European project was meant to create for the entire Europe?
In his exposition of Newton's method, Harper traces the steps by which Newton argued from the phenomenon of orbital motion to centripetal forces and then to universal gravity.
Hence, a more complicated, but sensitive method considering the effects of centripetal forces, Coriolis forces and the inertia of the moving mass loads in a cracked beam is inevitable for predicting the more realistic behavior of the system.
A third component of the innovative package is the improved low energy feed system as well as a modified low energy centripetal discharge pump which delivers improved overall system flow with a resulting gentle, foam free, product discharge.
In her discussion of Peter Greenaway's films Spielmann rejects Bazin's "mediaspecific" differentiation between a centripetal painted picture and a centrifugal picture of a film, arguing--following Deleuze--for "the untenability of an ontological difference between a centripetal frame of painting and a centrifugal film-screen" ("Zeit, Bewegung, Raum" 57; unless indicated otherwise, all translations are mine).