[ sen-trik ]
/ ˈsɛn trɪk /
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Also cen·tri·cal .
Origin of centric
OTHER WORDS FROM centric
cen·tri·cal·ly, adverbcen·tric·i·ty [sen-tris-i-tee], /sɛnˈtrɪs ɪ ti/, nounmul·ti·cen·tric, adjectiveun·cen·tric, adjective
Definition 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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British Dictionary definitions for centric (1 of 2)
/ (ˈsɛntrɪk) /
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
Derived forms of centriccentrically, adverbcentricity (sɛnˈtrɪsɪtɪ), noun
British Dictionary definitions for centric (2 of 2)
suffix forming adjectives
having a centre as specifiedheliocentric
Word Origin for -centric
abstracted from eccentric, concentric, etc
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Medical definitions for centric (1 of 2)
[ sĕn′trĭk ]
Situated at or near the center; central.
Medical definitions for centric (2 of 2)
Having a specified kind or number of centers:polycentric
Having a specified object as the center:egocentric.
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