- (UK,Canada) centre (centre is rarely found in the US (e.g. Centre Street  where the street was named before the spelling reform), similarly center is occasionally found in countries where centre is the traditional spelling.)
From Ancient Greek κέντρον (kéntron).
- The middle portion of something; the part well away from the edges.
- (geometry) The point on a line that is midway between the ends.
- (geometry) The point in the interior of a circle that is equidistant from all points on the circumference of the circle.
- (geometry) The point in the interior of a sphere that is equidistant from all points on the surface of the sphere.
- (geometry) The point in the interior of any figure of any number of dimensions that has as its coordinates the arithmetic mean of the coordinates of all points on the perimeter of the figure (or of all points in the interior for a center of volume).
- A place where some function or activity occurs.
- shopping center;
- convention center
- A topic that is particularly important in a given context.
- the center of the controversy
- the center of attention
- (basketball) The player, generally the tallest, who plays closest to the basket.
- (ice hockey) The forward that generally plays between the left wing and right wing and usually takes the faceoffs.
- (American football) The person who holds the ball at the beginning of each play.
point on a line midway between the ends
point equidistant from all points on the perimeter of a circle
point equidistant from all points on the surface of a sphere
point in the interior of figure with mean coordinates
- Japanese: 重心 ja(ja) (jūshin)
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- Polish: środek m.
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- Russian: центр ru(ru) (tsentr) m.
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- Slovene: središče sl(sl) n.
- Spanish: centro es(es) m.
- Thai: กลาง (glaang)
- Vietnamese: please add this translation if you can
place where a function or activity occurs
topic of particular importance in a given context
basketball player who plays closest to the basket
centre forward in icehockey
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center (not comparable
- Of, at, or related to a center.
of, at or related to center
to center (third-person singular simple present -, present participle -, simple past and past participle -) (transitive)
Third person singular
- To cause (an object) to occupy the center of an area.
- To cause (some attribute, such as a mood or voltage) to be adjusted to a value which is midway between the extremes.
- To concentrate on (something), to pay close attention to (something).
cause to occupy the center
cause something to have a value midway between extremes
| Declination for center
center c., n. and (uncountable)
- centre; midplayer of a team (c., def. 1)
- centre; a place where some function or activity occurs (n., def. 2)
- (politics) The ensemble of centre political parties ((uncountable), def. 3)
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