centripetal centripetal


  1. (adj) tending to move toward a center
  2. (adj) tending to unify
  3. (adj) of a nerve fiber or impulse originating outside and passing toward the central nervous system



  1. She also has a grip on the elementary physics of gender: women are centripetal, the force that binds.
  2. And with its own constitution recently turned 25, centrifugal and centripetal forces threaten to upset Spains jigsaw of 17 autonomous regions.
  3. The only substantial character in the play is Golda, played with centripetal force by Anne Bancroft.



  • "I do worry about the centripetal tendencies in our political and social life......far too many of our political leaders prefer to identify themselves first in terms of their sectional and sectarian identity and only then in terms of the national...
    on Dec 27, 2008 By: Manmohan Singh Source: Sakaal Times

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