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Meaning of CORIOLIS EFFECT

 
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[n]  (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
 
 See Also: consequence, effect, event, issue, outcome, result, upshot

 

 

 

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