What does the word centrifugal mean?

    Part of speech: adjective

  • Tending away from a center.

  • Part of speech: adverb

  • Centrifugally.

Usage examples for centrifugal

  1. The nearer particles must accomplish their revolution in 5 hours, 50 minutes, and the most distant in about 12 hours, 5 minutes, to prevent them from being merged in the surface of Saturn: their own centrifugal force sustains them in space. – Astronomy for Amateurs by Camille Flammarion
  2. The star that hung in the silent heaven- it was true that it was the creation of mighty forces, that it had a place, a system, a centrifugal energy, a radiation of its own. – Beside Still Waters by Arthur Christopher Benson
  3. According to my theory there are two hormone actions, the centripetal from the hypertrophied tissue to the corresponding factor in the gametocytes, and the centrifugal from the testis to the tissue of the antler or other organ concerned. – Hormones and Heredity by J. T. Cunningham