These centres of academic excellence, it appears, are also breeding grounds for eating disorders.
They form thus, in the centres of the population, a sort of intermediate caste between the Whites and the natives.
These centres of trade had two hostile elements against them.
With that "hotbed of heresies," Holland, this book has little to do, dealing only with three centres of religious movement there.
San Juan and Ponce are the leading seaports and centres of trade.
Of what Ireland gains, it is computed that one-third centres in Great Britain.
Nanaimo, Wellington, and Commox are the centres of the coal-mining industry.
Equilateral pointed arches, described from two centres, the radius being the whole width of the arch.
Wellington, the capital, and Auckland are the centres of trade.
The initial itself is of raised gold, as also are the buds and centres of the small flowers in the surrounding decoration.
late 14c., "middle point of a circle; point round which something revolves," from Old French centre (14c.), from Latin centrum "center," originally fixed point of the two points of a drafting compass, from Greek kentron "sharp point, goad, sting of a wasp," from kentein "stitch," from PIE root *kent- "to prick" (cf. Breton kentr "a spur," Welsh cethr "nail," Old High German hantag "sharp, pointed").
Figuratively from 1680s. Meaning "the middle of anything" attested from 1590s. Spelling with -re popularized in Britain by Johnson's dictionary (following Bailey's), though -er is older and was used by Shakespeare, Milton, and Pope. Center of gravity is recorded from 1650s. Center of attention is from 1868.
1590s, "to concentrate at a center," from center (n.). Related: Centered; centering. Meaning "to rest as at a center" is from 1620s. Sports sense of "to hit toward the center" is from 1890. To be centered on is from 1713. In combinations, -centered is attested by 1958.
center cen·ter (sěn'tər)
A point or place in the body that is equally distant from its sides or outer boundaries; the middle.
A group of neurons in the central nervous system that control a particular function.