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  • verb Present participle of recenter.

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Examples

  • The societal shift of consciousness necessary for such a recentering is — in a pre-apocalyptic context, at least — virtually unthinkable.

    The Apocalypse of Adolescence

  • The societal shift of consciousness necessary for such a recentering is — in a pre-apocalyptic context, at least — virtually unthinkable.

    The Apocalypse of Adolescence

  • Up to a point, the "recentering" is mere bureaucratic make-work.

    Merchants Of Mediocrity

  • The "recentering" will obscure long-term trends and make them harder to explain.

    Merchants Of Mediocrity

  • Worse, the "recentering" blurs the distinction between students 'abilities in math and reading (and, by inference, writing).

    Merchants Of Mediocrity

  • College Board officials say they're simply "recentering" the SAT scale to correct for decades of declining scores.

    An Inflated Sat

  • But in a larger sense, the "recentering" hurts us all by sanctioning mediocrity.

    Merchants Of Mediocrity

  • White House aides scrambled to say that Bush was not announcing a true change in China policy but rather a "recentering," whatever that means.

    First Brush With History

  • A second factor is the 1995 "recentering" of the SAT — essentially a rejiggering of the curve to bring up average scores after a decades-long decline.

    Independent Counsel

  • At the same time, pervasive grade inflation in high schools and the "recentering" of SAT scores (which raised applicants 'scores, on average, by more than 100 points) made it harder for admissions committees to tell one top-level applicant from another.

    The Big Picture

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