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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“Center of mass.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/center%20of%20mass. Accessed 15 December 2019.

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