Meaning of CENTRIPETAL in English


transcription, транскрипция: [ sen-ˈtri-pə-t ə l ]


Etymology: New Latin centripetus, from centr- + Latin petere to go to, seek — more at feather

Date: 1709

1. : proceeding or acting in a direction toward a center or axis

2. : afferent

3. : tending toward centralization : unifying

• cen·trip·e·tal·ly -tə-lē adverb

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