centroid

noun
cen·​troid | \ ˈsen-ˌtrȯid How to pronounce centroid (audio) \

Definition of centroid

2 : a point whose coordinates (see coordinate entry 3 sense 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, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about centroid

Time Traveler for centroid

Time Traveler

The first known use of centroid was in 1844

See more words from the same year

Statistics for centroid

Cite this Entry

“Centroid.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/centroid. Accessed 20 Oct. 2020.

Comments on centroid

What made you want to look up centroid? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Farm Idioms Quiz

  • cow coming home
  • What does 'poke' refer to in the expression 'pig in a poke'?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Syn City

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!