centric

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adjective

cen·​tric ˈsen-trik How to pronounce centric (audio)
1
: located in or at a center : central
a centric point
2
: concentrated about or directed to a center
a centric activity
3
: of, relating to, or having a centromere
4
: of, relating to, or resembling an order (Centrales) of radially symmetrical diatoms
centrically adverb

-centric

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adjective combining form

1
: having (such) a center or (such or so many) centers
polycentric
2
: having (something specified) as its center
heliocentric

Examples of centric in a Sentence

Adjective combining form The solar system is heliocentric, meaning that the sun is at its center.
Recent Examples on the Web
Adjective
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Word History

Etymology

Adjective

Greek kentrikos of the center, from kentron

Adjective combining form

Medieval Latin -centricus, from Latin centrum center

First Known Use

Adjective

circa 1593, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of centric was circa 1593

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Cite this Entry

“Centric.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/centric. Accessed 2 Mar. 2024.

Medical Definition

centric

adjective
cen·​tric ˈsen-trik How to pronounce centric (audio)
1
: of or relating to a nerve center
2
: of, relating to, or having a centromere
3
of 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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