a. tending toward center; moving or directed toward center or axis
Does centripetal force or the force of gravity bring orbiting bodies to the earth's surface?.
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What I think of on this point is, when self is the fixed point the centripetal force is balanced with the centrifugal; when duty, a cause, etc.
And she had a shamed recollection of the way in which, a few hours since, she had felt the centripetal force of their standards.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton Context