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Co•ri•o'lis effect"



Pronunciation: (kôr"ē-ō'lis), Strict Standards: Non-static method FenSites::linkTo() should not be called statically in /site/html/dictionary/coriolis-effect.html on line 73 [key]
the apparent deflection (Corio'lis accelera"tion) of a body in motion with respect to the earth, as seen by an observer on the earth, attributed to a fictitious force (Corio'lis force") but actually caused by the rotation of the earth and appearing as a deflection to the right in the Northern Hemisphere and a deflection to the left in the Southern Hemisphere. Also called deflecting force.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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  • Strict Standards: Non-static method FenSites::linkTo() should not be called statically in /site/html/dictionary/coriolis-effect.html on line 121 Coriolis effect (Thesaurus)
  • Strict Standards: Non-static method FenSites::linkTo() should not be called statically in /site/html/dictionary/coriolis-effect.html on line 123 Coriolis effect (Encyclopedia)

 

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