centripetal forcecentripetal force
The definition of centripetal force is what allows something to move in a curved path by pulling whatever is going around in a circle into the middle of the circle.
An example of centripetal force is the rotation of the Earth around the Sun.
the force tending to pull a thing toward the center of rotation when it is rotating around a center
The component of force acting on a body in curvilinear motion that is directed toward the center of curvature or axis of rotation. Centripetal force is necessary for an object to move with circular motion.