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

  • n. See aoudad.

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  • n. Plural form of epicentre.


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  • The most important feature in the distribution of the epicentres is the central region of extraordinary activity; but there are also districts of minor and more short-lived activity near the three extremities of the meizoseismal band.

    A Study of Recent Earthquakes

  • Deal values in Europe and North America, the epicentres of the global credit crisis, were up 160% and 192%, respectively, from 2009 lows.

    Private Equity Becomes Integral to India Inc.

  • The epicentres of these earthquakes both lie near to the edge of the Australian plate, about 4,000 miles apart.

    In Indonesia, Thousands Still Trapped Under Rubble

  • Increasingly these public health issues are linked to wildlife, and to disease epicentres in countries such as China.

    One Lifeboat~ Chapter 2

  • It is significant that 22 universities have been named as epicentres of jihadist recruitment.

    Speak loudly and carry a very small stick

  • Other fraud epicentres include Thamesmead, Greenwich and Peckham.

    Stuck in Thamesmead?

  • Somatic and cerebral alike prey in rich waters unmediated, feeding in epicentres tailor-made for stalkers, erotomaniacs, denigrators and plain nuts, sustaining grandiose fantasies, inflating self-images.

    Archive 2008-08-01

  • ACB sez, Stencil artist Banksy has written an article for the Guardian on the war on graffiti and street art in Melbourne, Australia, until now one of the world's epicentres of street art, where the government has adopted a Giuliani-esque zero-tolerance policy to sanitise the city for the Commonwealth Games.

    - Boing Boing

  • Moscou - les epicentres de l'economie Russe, le plus grand debouche en gros et les propositions.

    A New Virtual World Winter?

  • It's hard to believe in the 30-degree-plus heat of Guangzhou, but this city has been named one of the epicentres of the Cold Cyber War.

    The Return of Fu Manchu - Chapter One: Heinous Hackers


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