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English

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Etymology

From Ancient Greek κέντρον (kentron) "centre".

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Noun

Singular
centre

Plural
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centre ({{{1}}}) (Commonwealth)
  1. (geometry) The point on a line that is midway between the ends.
  2. (geometry) The point in the interior of a circle that is equidistant from all points on the circumference of the circle.
  3. (geometry) The point in the interior of a sphere that is equidistant from all points on the surface of the sphere.
  4. (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 all points within the figure for a centre of volume).
  5. A place where some function or activity occurs.
    shopping centre
    convention centre
  6. A topic that is particularly important in a given context.
    the centre of the controversy
    the centre of attention
  7. (basketball) The player, generally the tallest, who plays closest to the basket.
  8. (netball) A player who can go all over the court, except the shooting circles.
  9. (ice hockey) The forward that generally plays between the left wing and right wing and usually takes the faceoffs.
  10. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) The person who holds the ball at the beginning of each play.

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Verb

Infinitive
to centre

Third person singular
centr

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
ing

to centre (third-person singular simple present centr, present participle ing, simple past and past participle -)
  1. (transitive) To cause (an object) to occupy the centre of an area.
  2. (transitive) To cause (some attribute, such as a mood or voltage) to be adjusted to a value which is midway between the extremes.
  3. (transitive) To concentrate on (something), to pay close attention to (something).

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French

Pronunciation

Noun

centre m. (plural: centres)

  1. centre (British), center (US)

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