centripetal

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From New Latin centripetālis coined by Sir Isaac Newton, from Latin centrum (center) + petō (to seek, aim) +‎ -al

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centripetal (not comparable)

  1. Directed or moving towards a centre.
  2. Of, relating to, or operated by centripetal force.
  3. (neuroanatomy, of a nerve impulse) Directed towards the central nervous system; afferent.

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Romanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From German zentripetal

Adjective[edit]

centripetal m or n (feminine singular centripetală, masculine plural centripetali, feminine and neuter plural centripetale)

  1. centripetal

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