center of mass

noun phrase

Definition of center of mass

: the point in a body or system of bodies at which the whole mass may be considered as concentrated

First Known Use of center of mass

1862, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of center of mass was in 1862

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“Center of mass.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/center%20of%20mass. Accessed 30 Jun. 2022.

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