from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Situated at or near the center; central.
  • adj. Having a center.
  • adj. Of or relating to diatoms of the class Centrales, distinguished by their radially symmetrical form.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Being in the centre; central.
  • adj. Pertaining to a nerve centre.
  • adj. Being a member of the class Centrales

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Placed in the center or middle; central; situated at or near a center.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Central; basic; fundamental.
  • Originating at or connected with a central point: as, a centric nervous disease (that is, one depending on a brain-lesion, for example, as contrasted with a peripheral disease affecting the nerves in their course).
  • n. A circle the center of which is the same as that of the earth.
  • In petrography, applied by Becke (1878) to rock fabrics formed by the grouping of crystals about a center, radially or concentrically.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. having or situated at or near a center


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From Ancient Greek κεντρικός.



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