A Lackadaisical Lexicon for Laggard Logophiles

CENTRIFUGAL

[adjective]

1. moving or directed away from a centre or axis.

2. operated by means of centrifugal force.

3. Physiology: transmitting nerve impulses away from the central nervous system; efferent.

4. Botany: developing or progressing outward from a centre or axis, as in a flower cluster in which the oldest flowers are in the centre and the youngest flowers are near the edge.

5. tending or directed away from centralisation, as of authority.

Etymology: from New Latin centrifugus, Latin centrum (the middle) + fugere (to flee).

[Fabian Oefner]

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