- Also cen·tri·cal .
- cen·tri·cal·ly, adverb
- cen·tric·i·ty [sen-tris-i-tee], /sɛnˈtrɪs ɪ ti/, noun
- mul·ti·cen·tric, adjective
- un·cen·tric, adjective
- un·cen·tri·cal, adjective
Other definitions for -centric (2 of 2)
a combining form with the meanings “having a center or centers” of the specified number or kind (polycentric); “centered upon, focused around” that named by the first element (ethnocentric; heliocentric).
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How to use centric in a sentence
In many ways these attitudes reflect the increasingly urban-centric focus of the party.
It was the scene that launched a thousand HBO subscriptions—and one misguided, mammary-centric New Yorker think piece.Alexandra Daddario on 'True Detective's' Misogyny Claims and Her Hollywood Ascent | Marlow Stern | September 5, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Second, the government may be responding to a quaint if U.S.-centric urge to care for its own.
Technically, White should seem out of step with our current pop-centric culture: leaden, irrelevant, dinosauric.
And “Two Swords” was one of the show's finest character-centric episodes to date.Game of Thrones’ Season 4 Premiere ‘Two Swords’: Valyrian Steel, Arya’s Revenge, and the Red Viper | Andrew Romano | April 7, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Serious reverses soon followed, and the fatally ex-centric position of the corps in Naples was then immediately apparent.The Life of Nelson, Vol. I (of 2) | A. T. (Alfred Thayer) Mahan
To my mind, Professor Perry rendered philosophic discussion a real service when he coined the phrase "ego-centric predicament."Essays in Experimental Logic | John Dewey
But this deep-set theoretic notion had to give way, and the helio-centric theory may, in its turn, have to give way also.Six Lectures on Light | John Tyndall
Children of four are not nearly so completely ego-centric as those of three.Here and Now Story Book | Lucy Sprague Mitchell
He was kind to the poor, walked much, talked to himself as he walked, and was known by the humble sort as "a'centric."The Translation of a Savage, Complete | Gilbert Parker
British Dictionary definitions for centric (1 of 2)
being central or having a centre
relating to or originating at a nerve centre
Also: concentric (of vascular bundles) having one type of tissue completely surrounding the other
(of leaves, such as those of the onion) cylindrical
- centrically, adverb
- centricity (sɛnˈtrɪsɪtɪ), noun
British Dictionary definitions for -centric (2 of 2)
having a centre as specified: heliocentric
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