Coriolis Force

Science / Tides and Currents / Coriolis Force: A fictional force in the hydrodynamic equations of motion that takes into account the effect of the Earth's rotation on moving objects (including air and water) when viewed with reference to a coordinate system attached to the rotating Earth. The horizontal component is directed 90° to the right (when looking in the direction of motion) in the Northern Hemi sphere and 90° to the left in the Southern. The horizontal component is zero at the Equator; also, when the object is at rest relative to the Earth. The Coriolis acceleration = 2vs sin ??: where v is the speed of the object, S is the angular velocity of the Earth, and ?? is the latitude. Named for Gaspard Gustave de Coriolis who published his formulation in 1835.

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Force Adjective Synonyms: power, might, energy, strength, potency, vigor, intensity, violence, impact, dynamism, pressure
Force Noun Synonyms: troops, soldiers, army
Force Verb Synonyms: exact, extort, extract, wrest, wring, drag
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Labor Force

Business / Human Resources (HR) / Labor Force: The number of employed individuals in the civilian workforce and armed services. MORE

Intermolecular Force

Science / Chemistry / Intermolecular Force: An attraction or repulsion between molecules. Intermolecular forces are much weaker than chemical bonds. Hydrogen bonds, dipole-dipole interactions, and London forces are examples of intermolecular fo MORE

Life Insurance In Force

Business / Finance / Life Insurance In Force: The dollar amount of life insurance that a company has issued, measured as the sum of policy face values and dividends paid. MORE

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