polycentric

adjective
poly·​cen·​tric | \ ˌpä-lē-ˈsen-trik How to pronounce polycentric (audio) \

Definition of polycentric

: having more than one center (as of development or control): such as
a : having several centromeres polycentric chromosomes
b : characterized by polycentrism

Examples of polycentric in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web This is akin to a large mutual society and is risk adjusted both by the volume of experienced participants and stakeholders and its polycentric nature. Lawrence Wintermeyer, Forbes, 6 Oct. 2021 The city should also be what Uber describes as polycentric, basically pockets of dense areas of development spread around a larger metro area. Kirsten Korosec, Fortune, 10 May 2018 The city should also be what Uber describes as polycentric, basically pockets of dense areas of development spread around a larger metro area. Kirsten Korosec, Fortune, 10 May 2018

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First Known Use of polycentric

1887, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of polycentric was in 1887

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11 Oct 2021

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“Polycentric.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/polycentric. Accessed 4 Dec. 2021.

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polycentric

adjective
poly·​cen·​tric | \ ˌpäl-i-ˈsen-trik How to pronounce polycentric (audio) \

Medical Definition of polycentric

: having several centromeres polycentric chromosomes — compare monocentric

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