cen·​tric·​i·​ty | \ sen-ˈtri-sə-tē How to pronounce centricity (audio) \

Definition of centricity

: the quality or state of being centric : a position of central prominence or importance the centricity of the family in Western values One other explanation for New York's growing centricity in world music lies in its growing world centricity.— John Rockwell Travel managers are calling this the age of traveler centricity, and apps from Uber, the ride-hailing service, and similar innovations are increasingly part of it.— Jad Mouawad patient/customer centricity

Examples of centricity in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The plot-centricity of the film is its source of delight but also its basic trouble. Richard Brody, The New Yorker, "“The Invisible Man,” Reviewed: A Horror Film of Diabolical Twists and Empty Showmanship," 27 Feb. 2020 The tech-centricity of the investment uptick raises huge questions about how employees will fare. The Economist, "Business in the Republicans’ America is flourishing, but also changing," 24 May 2018

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First Known Use of centricity

1778, in the meaning defined above

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“Centricity.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/centricity. Accessed 1 Mar. 2021.

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