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: not exactly in the center of something
The mirror over the sink is a little bit off-center.
: different or unusual
He has an off-center sense of humor.


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: not exactly in the center of something
He hung the picture off-center.

Examples of off-center in a Sentence

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Photos show buildings tilting off-center and damaged roads and homes. Simmone Shah, TIME, 3 Apr. 2024 Slightly off-center and to the left is a cluster of mouse buttons, plus a scroll wheel that moves the page up and down. PCMAG, 22 Mar. 2024 With unusual off-center framing, the camera of cinematographer Charlie Goodger tries to match the dynamic nimbleness and refinement of Anthony’s physicality when practicing. Carlos Aguilar, Variety, 9 Feb. 2024 The memento’s only imperfections are minimal corner wear and a slightly off-center shift of Ruth’s picture. Demetrius Simms, Robb Report, 30 Jan. 2024 The rear camera bump puts all the camera lenses in an off-center circle and then awkwardly wraps that shape around the phone's edge. Ron Amadeo, Ars Technica, 5 Dec. 2023 Her slightly off-center parting, which helps hair fall naturally around her face to flattering effect. Hannah Coates, Vogue, 15 Jan. 2024 To hold the audience’s interest, Soderbergh kept the camera moving, sliding up to characters at slightly off-center angles, as if to communicate their discomfort. Brent Lang, Variety, 12 Jan. 2024 Her blowout was full of oomph, and her curtain bangs were flawlessly parted just a bit off-center, proving her signature style looks fabulous in any shade of brunette. Marci Robin, Allure, 5 Dec. 2023
The screw holes that connected the poles were a bit off-center, so a drill was needed to expand them for the screws to fit. Barbara Bellesi Zito, Better Homes & Gardens, 13 Mar. 2023

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“Off-center.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 May. 2024.

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