fictitious force

noun Physics.

any force that is postulated to account for apparent deviations from Newton's laws of motion appearing in an accelerated reference system.

Nearby words

  1. fictionalize,
  2. fictioneer,
  3. fictionist,
  4. fictionize,
  5. fictitious,
  6. fictitious person,
  7. fictitiously,
  8. fictive,
  9. fictively,
  10. ficus

Also called pseudo force. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019