- having a common center, as circles or spheres.
Origin of concentric
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Examples from the Web for concentric
He drew a series of concentric circles on a page with a single dot—Robert Moses—in the center.‘The Power Broker’ Turns 40: How Robert Caro Wrote a Masterpiece
September 16, 2014
Think of religious exemptions as a series of concentric circles.Why Progressives Just Woke Up and Killed ENDA
July 9, 2014
Since Plato had described the city as having been composed of concentric circles, then this, said the Germans, might well be it.Swallowed By the Sea
March 20, 2011
If there is any truth in the concentric ring theory, this is easily proved.Aztec Land
Maturin M. Ballou
One of the casts showed a round stone with concentric circles.The Clyde Mystery
The place was built in concentric circles, level above level.The Cosmic Computer
Henry Beam Piper
They are made in sets of arcs of concentric circles (see fig. 80, A).Bookbinding, and the Care of Books
More than 25,000 men and thieves gathered in concentric circles about the stand.Lavengro
- having a common centreconcentric circles Compare eccentric (def. 3)
C14: from Medieval Latin concentricus, from Latin com- same + centrum centre
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Word Origin and History for concentric
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- Having a common center or center point, as of circles.
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