An apparent deflective force acting on a moving object, as an airplane, that is being observed from a rotating system, as the surface of the earth: it is proportional to the speed of the object and is in a direction perpendicular to its direction of motion.
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Other Word Forms of Coriolis Force
Origin of Coriolis Force
From FrenchCoriolis (“a surname”) + Englishforce, after French scientist Gaspard G. de Coriolis.
After Gaspard G. deCoriolis (1792–1843), French mathematician
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