centroid

noun

cen·​troid ˈsen-ˌtrȯid How to pronounce centroid (audio)
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: 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

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Word History

First Known Use

1844, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of centroid was in 1844

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“Centroid.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/centroid. Accessed 27 Sep. 2022.

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