• Centrifugal ball governor and throttle valve
    Centrifugal ball governor and throttle valve
  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj centrifugal tending to move away from a center "centrifugal force"
    • adj centrifugal conveying information to the muscles from the CNS "motor nerves"
    • adj centrifugal tending away from centralization, as of authority "the division of Europe into warring blocs produces ever-increasing centrifugal stress"
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Additional illustrations & photos:

Milk centrifuge Milk centrifuge

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Centrifugal A centrifugal machine.
    • Centrifugal (Bot) Expanding first at the summit, and later at the base, as a flower cluster.
    • Centrifugal (Bot) Having the radicle turned toward the sides of the fruit, as some embryos.
    • Centrifugal Tending, or causing, to recede from the center.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • centrifugal Flying off or proceeding from a center; radiating or sent outward from a focus or central point: opposed to centripetal: as, centrifugal force or energy; centrifugal rays or spokes.
    • centrifugal Operating by radial action; producing effects by centrifugal force: as, a centrifugal filter, pump, or machine. (See phrases below.)
    • centrifugal In psychology, moving from the brain to the periphery.
    • n centrifugal plural Sugars made in a centrifugal machine.
    • n centrifugal A drum in a centrifugal machine.
    • centrifugal Obtained (as milk or cream) by the *centrifugal method (which see).
    • n centrifugal A trade-name for any machine which employs centrifugal force to separate a liquid from a solid or to separate liquids of different specific gravities. In all, the liquids to be separated, or the liquids and solids, are placed in a vessel which is rotated at a high speed, the lighter liquids being thrown off to the sides of the vessel where they overflow and escape, or the liquids mingled with the solids being thrown outward through perforations in the sides of the vessel. The cream-separator is an example of the first and the laundry extractor an example of the second method. Machines which are essentially centrifugal are given different names in different trades, as centrifugal extractor (or simply extractor), honey-extractor, cream-separator, centrifugal drier, hydro-extractor, Babcock's centrifugal or milk-tester. See drier,*extractor, *honey-extractor, *milk-tester (with cut), and separator.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Centrifugal sen-trif′ū-gal relating to the force directed towards the centre of curvature constantly required to keep a body moving in a curve instead of in its natural straight line:
    • adj Centrifugal sen-trif′ū-gal (bot.) applied to an inflorescence when the development proceeds from the apex towards the base of the axis or leaf, as opposed to centripetal, when it is from the base upwards towards the apex
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. centrum, center + fugere, to flee
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. centrum, and fug-ĕre, to flee from.


In literature:

Centrifugal Cream Separator, 1868.
"Agricultural Implements and Machines in the Collection of the National Museum of History and Technology" by John T. Schlebecker
Continually he was thrown into the rough wall at his right by the centrifugal force of the asteroid.
"The Passing of Ku Sui" by Anthony Gilmore
They did not cast loose at once, but continued to drag a little, easing the impact of centrifugal force.
"Industrial Revolution" by Poul William Anderson
Poland was a State made up of centrifugal forces.
"The History of Freedom" by John Emerich Edward Dalberg-Acton
To this latter class of novels, based on what may be called the centrifugal forces of wedlock, "Christian's Mistake" perhaps belongs.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 16, No. 93, July, 1865" by Various
Mechanical ventilation may be effected either by direct exhaustion or centrifugal displacement of the air to be removed.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 6, Slice 5" by Various
She centrifuged, precipitated, filtered and stained over and over, using every qualitative procedure in the book.
"Mate in Two Moves" by Winston Marks
They are fitted with two centrifugal pumps, each 6 ft. in diameter, with 36 in.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 8, Slice 7" by Various
It is held in position as the throw is made by the centrifugal force of the swing.
"The Forward Pass in Football" by Elmer Berry
Centrifugal force, 534, 544.
"Principles of Geology" by Charles Lyell

In poetry:

Of the interminable sisters,
Of the ceaseless cotillions of sisters,
Of the centripetal and centrifugal sisters, the elder and younger
The beautiful sister we know dances on with the rest.
With her ample back towards every beholder,
"Carol Of Words" by Walt Whitman

In news:

The insulated , high capacity centrifugal screener features an insulated jacket that maintains the temperature of hot or cold materials being sifted, while keeping the machine's exterior skin closer to room temperature for personnel safety.
Pump-Flo Solutions has introduced P-Library software, which enables users to develop pump curves for any centrifugal pump.
In a new installation, the supplier has erected a suction pipe of 3 inches connected to suction nozzle of 4 inches in the centrifugal pump for slurry application.
Area rug centrifuge wringers spin out profits.
Turbo Turf uses a centrifugal pump and the oversized plumbing allows far more control of pressure than other sprayers .
One of the claimed advantages of centrifugal pumps over positive displacement pumps is their ability to operate over a wide range of flow.
Vortech is well-known for centrifugal style superchargers but this kit is based off the Lysholm design VTS Series supercharger .
But perhaps more important is the discovery of Gauss, malware believed to be related to the Stuxnet worm that attacked Iran's nuclear centrifuges in 2009.
The Twin-Screw is designed to provide more low-end torque as opposed to the centrifugal, which make its power in the higher rpm range.
The Hydraulic Institute (HI) has published a new American National Standard for Effects of Liquid Viscosity on Rotodynamic (Centrifugal and Vertical) Pump Performance (ANSI/HI 9.6.7).
Iran says using new advanced uranium centrifuges.
Iran says has started using new advanced centrifuges at Natanz uranium enrichment site.
Alfa Laval, a manufacturer of heat transfer, centrifugal separation and fluid handling equipment, has acquired tank-cleaning specialist Gamajet, the companies announced Tuesday.
In the discharge of each centrifugal pump an isolation valve and non-return are provided.
'48 Mercury flathead with 2 McCulloch centrifugal blowers .

In science:

The centrifugal term ∝ 1/r2 ⊥ in Eq. (27) originates from the peculiar behaviour of the velocity field of the vortical configuration.
Helium nanodroplets and trapped Bose-Einstein condensates as prototypes of finite quantum fluids
This means that the neutron star in these cases is in the centrifugal inhibition regime and hence, the effective accretion onto its surface is impossible.
On the duration of the subsonic propeller state of neutron stars in wind-fed mass-exchange close binary systems
Centrifugal (——-) and Coriolis (- - -) force plots for a = 0.5, along the retrograde photon orbit for −1 < Ω < 1.
Inertial forces - a la Newton in General Relativity
In the pseudo-potentials used for the current simulation, as in general relativity, the pull of gravity is so strong that the centrifugal barrier has only finite height, and vanishes entirely for angular momenta lower than that in the marginally stable orbit.
The swallowing of a quark star by a black hole
Equation (15) expresses the fact that the radial equilibrium is characterized by a balance between the outward-directed buoyancy and centrifugal forces and the inward-directed Coriolis and magnetic tension forces.
Magnetic Fields in Massive Stars. II. The Buoyant Rise of Magnetic Flux Tubes Through the Radiative Interior