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Coriolis effect

Definition:

an effect whereby a body moving in a rotating frame of reference experiences the Coriolis force acting perpendicular to the direction of motion and to the axis of rotation; on Earth the Coriolis effect deflects moving bodies to the right in the northern hemisphere and to the left in the southern hemisphere

Class:

phenomenon noun (natural phenomena)

Plural:

Coriolis effects

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Etymology:

(earlier Coriolis force, 1923, and other references back to 1912), from the name...
(Source: Online Etymology)  [more]

Definition references  (+images)

Wikipedia:

Coriolis effect | Coriolis force

a deflection of moving objects when they are viewed in a rotating reference frame. In a reference frame with clockwise rotation, the deflection is to the left of the motion of the object; in one with counter-clockwise rotation, the deflection is to the... (43 of 9534 words, 16 images)

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New World Dictionary:

Coriolis effect

the apparent deflection of a moving mass of water, air, etc. to the right in the Northern Hemisphere and to the left in the Southern Hemisphere (26 of 30 words, pronunciation, 1 image)

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Collins Dictionary:

Coriolis effect [astronomy]

a deflection in the path of a body moving in latitude relative to the earth when observed from the earth. The deflection is due to the earth's ... (27 of 286 words, pronunciation)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/coriolis-effect

Columbia Encyclopedia:

Coriolis effect

tendency for any moving body on or above the earth's surface, e.g., an ocean current or an artillery round, to drift sideways from its course because ... (26 of 207 words, pronunciation)

www​.infoplease​.com​/ce​6​/weather​/A​0813558​.html

Oxford Dictionary:

Coriolis effect

Syllabification: (Co·ri·o·lis ef·fect) | [physics] | an effect whereby a mass moving in a rotating system experiences a force (the Coriolis force) ... (20 of 100 words, 3 definitions, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/american english​/Coriolis-effect

Coriolis effect [physics]

an effect whereby a mass moving in a rotating system experiences a force (the Coriolis force) acting perpendicular to the direction of motion and to ... (25 of 96 words, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/Coriolis-effect

Random House Dictionary:

Coriolis effect | deflecting force [synonym]

the apparent deflection (Coriolis acceleration) of a body in motion with respect to the earth, as seen by an observer on the earth, attributed to a ... (26 of 70 words, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/coriolis-effect

Merriam-Webster:

Coriolis effect

the apparent deflection of a moving object that is the result of the Coriolis force (15 of 36 words, pronunciation)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/coriolis effect

American Heritage Dictionary:

Coriolis effect

The observed effect of the Coriolis force, especially the deflection of an object moving above the earth, rightward in the northern hemisphere and ... (23 of 33 words, pronunciation)

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Britannica Encyclopedia:

event [occurrence]

notion that became of singular importance in the philosophical speculation about relativity physics. The best-known analyses are those of the ... (20 of 71 words)

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Macmillan British Dictionary:

upshot | the upshot of something

"the upshot (of something)": the result of a process or an event (12 of 41 words, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/upshot

Cambridge Dictionary:

the upshot | upshot

something which happens as a result of other actions, events or decisions (12 of 29 words, 1 usage example, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/the-upshot

Wiktionary:

upshot | upshots [plural] | bottom line [synonym, sense-specific] | digest [synonym, sense-specific] | the long and short [synonym, sense-specific] | conclusion [synonym, sense-specific] | consequence [synonym, sense-specific]

[United States] A concise summary. | The final result, or outcome of something. (12 of 13 words, 2 definitions, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/upshot

Encarta Dictionary:

Coriolis effect

the observed deflection of something such as a missile in flight relative to the surface of Earth, caused by Earth's rotation beneath the object. The ... (25 of 65 words, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861670865​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Online Etymology:

Coriolis effect

First use: 1969

Origin: (earlier Coriolis force, 1923, and other references back to 1912), from the name of French scientist Gaspard Gustave de Coriolis ... (21 of 27 etymology words)

www​.etymonline​.com​/index​.php term=coriolis effect

Oxford Dictionary:

Coriolis effect

First use: early 20th century

Origin: named after Gaspard Coriolis (1792-1843), French engineer

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/american english​/Coriolis-effect

Columbia Encyclopedia:

Coriolis effect

Origin: for G.-G. de Coriolis, a French mathematician

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Encarta Dictionary:

Coriolis effect

Origin: After Gaspard de Coriolis (1792-1843), French mathematician

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861670865​/definition​.html  [offline]

Audio references

the Free Dictionary:

Coriolis effect

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "Coriolis effect" by speech synthesizer

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Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

Coriolis effect

Audio: North American pronunciation of "Coriolis effect"

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YourDictionary Audio:

Coriolis effect

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "Coriolis effect" by speech synthesizer

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