from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. Present participle of centre.
  • n. The act of moving something to the centre

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. See centring.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. See centering.
  • n. See centering.


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  • The Committee on the Costs of Medical Care, which has just published its final report, has shown wisdom, therefore, in centring its recommendations about that fundamental question.

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  • Questions relating specifically to the authorities' ongoing inquiries, centring on allegations that Terry racially abused Anton Ferdinand during his club's defeat by Queens Park Rangers on 23 October, were blocked by the FA on Monday to ensure the cases are not prejudiced, yet the 30-year-old said he remains focused and ready to lead the side out on Tuesday.

    John Terry frustrated by FA block on answering racial-abuse questions

  • Male relationship woes are sympathetically mocked in this multi-stranded romcom, centring on Carell's near-divorcee and Gosling's flawed pick-up artist.

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  • Shown in competition at Cannes as Panique au village, this feature-length, French, stop-action animated film is a sort of highly eccentric, not to say whimsical, Gallic Wallace & Gromit, centring on the adventures around the world and under the sea of three toys – an Indian, a cowboy and a talking horse, who's twice as smart as the other two.

    A Town Called Panic – review

  • This centring on the experience and combining with the other elements means that emotion in any experience which is expressed significantly enough is directed to an adequate and fully expressed end; in the process, therefore, of this artistic experiencing it is employed creatively.

    Poetry Appreciation and Eating Babies

  • Yusuf Sonmez, 53, is among at least nine people indicted in Kosovo in a case centring on a clinic in the Kosovan capital Pristina where organs were allegedly illegally removed from victims and transplanted into wealthy recipients.

    Turkish doctor arrested over organ traffic allegations

  • The file was kept at the solicitors Harbottle & Lewis, and the police investigation is now centring on which executives tried to conceal its contents.

    Rupert Murdoch's phone-hacking humble pie

  • It is the biggest historical abuse claim against the Roman Catholic church of England and Wales, centring on the alleged abuse of boys, aged between 10 and 16, from 1960 to 1992.

    Roman Catholic church faces £8m abuse payout

  • Environmentalists are centring their attention on the Arctic region, which they fear could be damaged by large-scale oil exploration and the opening up of trade shipping routes through the region.

    Miliband calls BP's Russian tie-up 'worrying'

  • The same centring on ordinary human experience as central to our experience of the wider universe.

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