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adjective (1)

variants or less commonly homocentrical
pronunciation at homo-+
: having the same center
homocentric spheres
specifically : diverging from or converging toward a common center
used of light rays forming a pencil


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adjective (2)

: centered on human beings
the universe is not homocentricJunjiro Takakusu

Word History


Adjective (1)

New Latin homocentricus, from Greek homokentros concentric (from homo- hom- + -kentros, from kentron center) + Latin -icus -ic

Adjective (2)

Latin homo man, human being + English -centric

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“Homocentric.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/homocentric. Accessed 8 Dec. 2023.

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