Definition of centric
centricallyplay \-tri-k(ə-)lē\ adverb
centricityplay \sen-ˈtri-sə-tē\ noun
Origin and Etymology of centric
Greek kentrikos of the center, from kentron
First Known Use: circa 1590
Definition of -centric
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
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
Definition of -centric for English Language Learners
: having (something) at the center
: having (something) as a central interest, influence, subject, etc.
Medical Definition of centric
1: of or relating to a nerve center
2: of, relating to, or having a centromere
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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