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From Ancient Greek βάρος (weight) + centre

Noun

Singular
barycentre

Plural
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barycentre ({{{1}}})
  1. (mathematics) (physics) (astronomy) The point at the centre of a system; an average point, weighted according to mass or other attribute. The term is usually used in astronomy for the centre of mass about which a system rotates, for example, the moon and the earth rotate about a common point within the earth but not near the centre. Jupiter and the Sun rotate about a common point just outside the surface of the Sun.

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French

Etymology

bary- (from Greek βάρος "weight") + centre

Noun

barycentre m. (plural barycentres)

  1. Barycentre

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