Definition for centering (2 of 2)
- the part of a legislative assembly, especially in continental Europe, that sits in the center of the chamber, a position customarily assigned to members of the legislature who hold political views intermediate between those of the Right and Left.
- the members of such an assembly who sit in the Center.
- the political position of persons who hold moderate views.
- politically moderate persons, taken collectively; Centrists; middle-of-the-roaders: Unfortunately, his homeland has always lacked a responsible Center.
- a lineman who occupies a position in the middle of the line and who puts the ball into play by tossing it between his legs to a back.
- the position played by this lineman.
- a player who participates in a center jump.
- the position of the player in the center of the court, where the center jump takes place at the beginning of play.
- the mean position of a figure or system.
- the set of elements of a group that commute with every element of the group.
- a tapered rod, mounted in the headstock spindle (live center) or the tailstock spindle (dead center) of a lathe, upon which the work to be turned is placed.
- one of two similar points on some other machine, as a planing machine, enabling an object to be turned on its axis.
- a tapered indentation, in a piece to be turned on a lathe, into which a center is fitted.
verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
Origin of center
Related formscen·ter·a·ble, adjectivecen·ter·less, adjectivesu·per·cen·ter, noun
Examples from the Web for centering
In fact, the scene was a rather optimistic one, centering on pride that Lonegan had outperformed initial expectations.
It was my lodestone, my centering point, my story as a journalist covering Germany and the East Bloc.
The instrument is arranged to receive Fuess centering apparatus and crystal holder.Astronomical Instruments and Accessories|Wm. Gaertner & Co.
All the force of his excited nerves had seemed to be centering in his hands.The Side Of The Angels|Basil King
Jerry immediately fell silent, centering his attention upon the two men.Danger at the Drawbridge|Mildred A. Wirt
The centering of a staff in wax has been thoroughly described and in pivoting the proceeding is the same as in staffing.A Treatise on Staff Making and Pivoting|Eugene E. Hall
He laid the foundation for a scientific grammar of the Slavic languages, centering it on its most ancient type, the Church-Slavic.Bohemia under Hapsburg Misrule|Various
British Dictionary definitions for centering (1 of 2)
British Dictionary definitions for centering (2 of 2)
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Idioms and Phrases with centering
In addition to the idiom beginning with center
- center of attraction, the
- front and center