centripetal


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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.
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We note in particular the expressions for centripetal acceleration a = [v.sup.2]/r in the case of circular motion
The case of West Kalimantan is slightly more subtle, as political actors cannot rely on the support of particular ethnic groups alone and because of the centripetal nature of the West Kalimantan political setting which seeks to build support that cuts across ethnic lines.
"Discipline is essentially centripetal. I mean that discipline functions to the extent that it isolates a space, that it determines a segment.
In the article "Centripetal Thinking in Curriculum Studies," Hlebowitsh (2010) offers an insightful analogy that we as music educators can use to help visualize the binaries that exist within the field.
If you suddenly stopped the cup at the top of the circle and held it there, centripetal and centrifugal forces would be gone, and gravity would cause the ball to fall straight down.
The maksimatic cup holder changes everything about cup holders because it holds one's beverage from the top instead of the bottom; it works using centripetal force and is also gyroscopic which means it levels out automatically with grade changes in current terrain.
In his study, Thakkar reaffirms previous criticism from a post-colonialist perspective, and also demonstrates how Rulfo uses centripetal and centrifugal irony to engage the reader and allude to the socially problematic discourse of post-Revolutionary Mexico.
ySTANBUL (CyHAN)- Organized education is a game of centripetal and centrifugal forces.
The essays examine the centrifugal and centripetal forces style exerts on our understanding of language and its composition.
Say hello to centripetal force--that's the force acting on an object that moves in a circular motion, directed towards its center.
As they focused on keeping the aircraft level, the spin rate accelerated, increasing the centripetal forces on the crew.