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English → English (WordNet) Definition: centripetal centripetal adj 1: tending to move toward a center; “centripetal force” [ant: centrifugal] 2: tending to unify [syn: unifying(a)] 3: of a nerve fiber or impulse originating outside and passing toward the central nervous system; “sensory neurons” [syn: receptive, sensory(a)]
English → English (gcide) Definition: Centripetal Centripetal \Cen*trip"e*tal\, a. [L. centrum center + petere to move toward.] 1. Tending, or causing, to approach the center. [1913 Webster] 2. (Bot.) (a) Expanding first at the base of the inflorescence, and proceeding in order towards the summit. (b) Having the radicle turned toward the axis of the fruit, as some embryos. [1913 Webster] 3. Progressing by changes from the exterior of a thing toward its center; as, the centripetal calcification of a bone. --R. Owen. [1913 Webster] Centripetal force (Mech.), a force whose direction is towards a center, as in case of a planet revolving round the sun, the center of the system, See Centrifugal force , under Centrifugal. Centripetal impression (Physiol.), an impression (sensory) transmitted by an afferent nerve from the exterior of the body inwards, to the central organ. [1913 Webster]


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