Complete Definition of "center"

English

Etymology
From Ancient Greek term|grc|scpolytonic|κένÏÏον|trkéntron||centre.

Pronunciation
qualifier|Received Pronunciation|UK IPA|/ËsÉntÉ/, SAMPA|/"[email protected]/
qualifier|General American|US IPA|/ËsÉntÉ/, SAMPA|/"[email protected]`/
audio|en-us-center.ogg|Audio (US)
:Rhymes: Rhymes:English:-ÉntÉ(r)|-ÉntÉ(r)

Alternative spellings
qualifier|UK,Canada centre (centre is rarely found in the US (e.g. Centre Street 1 where the street was named before the spelling reform), similarly center is occasionally found in countries where centre is the traditional spelling.)

Noun
en-noun

  1. The middle portion of something; the part well away from the edges.
  2. geometry The point on a line that is midway between the ends.
  3. geometry The point in the interior of a circle that is equidistant from all points on the circumference of the circle.
  4. rfv-sense A person who is self-centered.
  5. geometry The point in the interior of a sphere that is equidistant from all points on the surface of the sphere.
  6. geometry The point in the interior of any figure of any number of dimensions that has as its coordinates the arithmetic mean of the coordinates of all points on the perimeter of the figure.
  7. A place where some function or activity occurs.

#:shopping center;
#:convention center

  1. A topic that is particularly important in a given context.

#:the center of the controversy
#:the center of attention

  1. basketball The player, generally the tallest, who plays closest to the basket.
  2. Icehockey The forward that generally plays between the left wing and right wing and usually takes the faceoffs.
  3. fb The person who holds the ball at the beginning of each play.

Synonyms
sense|point on a line midway between the ends midpoint
sense|point in the interior of figure with mean coordinates centroid, center of gravity, center of mass

Derived terms
centerpiece
community center
shopping center

center-centre-noun

Adjective
en-adj|-

  1. Of, at, or related to a center.

Synonyms
central

center-centre-adj

Verb
en-verb transitive

  1. To cause (an object) to occupy the center of an area.
  2. To cause (some attribute, such as a mood or voltage) to be adjusted to a value which is midway between the extremes.
  3. To concentrate on (something), to pay close attention to (something).

center-centre-verb

Related terms
central

Category:Greek derivations

da:center
fr:center
gl:center
ko:center
io:center
it:center
ku:center
hu:center
ja:center
pt:center
ru:center
fi:center
tt:center
vi:center
tr:center
zh:center

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