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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The point on the earth's surface directly above the focus of an earthquake.
  • noun The focal point of a usually harmful or unpleasant phenomenon or event; the center.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In seismology, a point on the earth's surface from which earth quake-waves seem to go out as a center. It is situated directly above the true center of disturbance, or seismic focus.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun US Alternative spelling of epicentre.

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

  • noun the point on the Earth's surface directly above the focus of an earthquake

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