centric

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adjective cen·tric \ˈsen-trik\

Definition of centric

  1. 1 :  located in or at a center :  central a centric point

  2. 2 :  concentrated about or directed to a center a centric activity

  3. 3 :  of, relating to, or having a centromere

  4. 4 :  of, relating to, or resembling an order (Centrales) of radially symmetrical diatoms

centrically

play \-tri-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

centricity

play \sen-ˈtri-sə-tē\ noun

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Origin and Etymology of centric

Greek kentrikos of the center, from kentron


-centric

adjective combining form cen·tric

Definition of -centric

  1. 1 :  having (such) a center or (such or so many) centers polycentric

  2. 2 :  having (something specified) as its center heliocentric

Examples of -centric in a Sentence

  1. The solar system is heliocentric, meaning that the sun is at its center.

Origin and Etymology of -centric

Medieval Latin -centricus, from Latin centrum center


CENTRIC Defined for English Language Learners

-centric

adjective combining form

Definition of -centric for English Language Learners

  • : having (something) at the center

  • : having (something) as a central interest, influence, subject, etc.


Medical Dictionary

centric

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adjective cen·tric \ˈsen-trik\

Medical Definition of centric

  1. 1:  of or relating to a nerve center

  2. 2:  of, relating to, or having a centromere

  3. 3of dental occlusion :  involving spatial relationships such that all teeth of both jaws meet in a normal manner and forces exerted by the lower on the upper jaw are perfectly distributed in the dental arch


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