centroid

noun cen·troid \ ˈsen-ˌtrȯid \

Definition of centroid

2 : a point whose coordinates (see 3coordinate 1) are the averages of the corresponding coordinates of a given set of points and which for a given plane or three-dimensional figure (such as a triangle or sphere) corresponds to the center of mass of a thin plate of uniform thickness and consistency or a body of uniform consistency having the same boundary

First Known Use of centroid

1844


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