Origin of centripetal
Related formscen·trip·e·tal·ism, nouncen·trip·e·tal·ly, adverbun·cen·trip·e·tal, adjective
Can be confusedcentrifugal centripetal
Examples from the Web for centripetal
So inevitably the centripetal force of the establishment GOP will move toward Jeb Bush.
Which brings me to the ways Hartman generally tried to make "halachic community" seem wonderful—and centripetal.In A Very Deep Way: Remembering Rabbi David Hartman|Bernard Avishai|February 21, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Are not the dominant forces operating today centrifugal rather than centripetal?Religion and the War|Various
The three parts—the centripetal fibre, the vesicle, and the centrifugal fibre—conjointly constitute a simple nervous arc.History of the Intellectual Development of Europe, Volume II (of 2)|John William Draper
The centripetal force, exerted through the cord, O A, pulls it aside from this direction of motion.
By this centripetal and centrifugal process, the social atmosphere is subjected to a continual state of agitation.
Every medullary thread, every centripetal and centrifugal filament in her entire body was excited over his coming.