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  • n. The point on the land or water surface directly above the focus of an earthquake.
  • n. The point on the surface directly above an underground explosion.
  • n. The focal point of any activity, especially if dangerous or destructive.

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

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

Etymologies

Coined based on Ancient Greek ἐπί (epi, "on") + κέντρον (kentron, "centre"). (Wiktionary)

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