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centered

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adjective cen·tered \ˈsen-tərd, ˈse-nərd\

Simple Definition of centered

  • : mainly concerned about or involved with something specified

  • : having a specified kind of center

  • : emotionally healthy and calm

Full Definition of centered

  1. 1 :  having a center —often used in combination <a dark-centered coneflower>

  2. 2 :  having a center of curvature —often used in combination <a 3-centered arch>

  3. 3 :  emotionally stable and secure

cen·tered·ness play \-nəs\ noun

Examples of centered

  1. She struggled with depression for years, but she's more centered now and able to live a full life.



Circa 1893

First Known Use of centered

circa 1893



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