Definitions for coriolis effectˌkɔr iˈoʊ lɪs
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Co•ri•o′lis effect`ˌkɔr iˈoʊ lɪs(n.)
the deflection of a body in motion with respect to the earth as seen by an observer on the earth, attributed to a hypothetical force (Corio′lis force`) but actually caused by the earth's rotation.
Origin of Coriolis effect:
1965–70; after Gaspard G. Coriolis (d. 1843), French civil engineer
(physics) 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
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