centroid

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noun cen·troid \ˈsen-ˌtrȯid\

Definition of centroid

  1. 1 :  center of mass

  2. 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

1844

First Known Use of centroid

1844


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