Definition of centripetency in English:

centripetency

noun

rare
  • Movement or tendency toward the centre.

Origin

Early 18th century; earliest use found in Francis Hauksbee (bap. 1660, d. 1713), natural philosopher and scientific instrument maker. From post-classical Latin centripetentia from centripetus + -entia; compare -ency.

Pronunciation

centripetency

/s(ə)nˈtrɪpɪt(ə)nsi//ˌsɛntrɪˈpiːt(ə)nsi//sɛnˈtrɪpɪt(ə)nsi/