Definitions for "Centripetal Force"
The inward, center-directed force on a body moving in a curved line around another body. Centripetal force is necessary for an object to move in a circle.
The opposing force to that of the centrifugal force. This must be applied by the skier to maintain balance and counteract centrifugal force when turning.
Inward radial force that tends to keep a turning vehicle on a circular path.