From Ancient Greek ÎºÎÎ½Ï�Ï�Î¿Î½ (kentron) "centre".
(Received Pronunciation|UK) IPA|/Ë�sÉ�ntÉ�/, SAMPA|/"sEnt@/
(General American|US) IPA|/Ë�sÉ�ntÉ�/, SAMPA|/"sEnt@`/
- geometry The point on a line that is midway between the ends.
- geometry The point in the interior of a circle that is equidistant from all points on the circumference of the circle.
- geometry The point in the interior of a sphere that is equidistant from all points on the surface of the sphere.
- 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.
- A place where some function or activity occurs.
- A topic that is particularly important in a given context.
#:the centre of the controversy
#:the centre of attention
- basketball The player, generally the tallest, who plays closest to the basket.
- netball A player who can go all over the court, except the shooting circles.
- Icehockey The forward that generally plays between the left wing and right wing and usually takes the faceoffs.
- context|Canadian Football The person who holds the ball at the beginning of each play.
(point on a line midway between the ends): midpoint
(point in the interior of figure with mean coordinates): centroid, centre of gravity, centre of mass
- Of, at, or related to a centre.
- To cause (an object) to occupy the centre of an area.
- To cause (some attribute, such as a mood or voltage) to be adjusted to a value which is midway between the extremes.
- To concentrate on (something), to pay close attention to (something).
centre m (plural: centres)
- centre (British), center (US)