centrality

[ sen-tral-i-tee ]
/ sɛnˈtræl ɪ ti /

noun, plural cen·tral·i·ties.

a central position or state: the centrality of the sun.
a vital, critical, or important position: the centrality of education to modern civilization.

Origin of centrality

First recorded in 1640–50; central1 + -ity
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for centrality

British Dictionary definitions for centrality

centrality

/ (sɛnˈtrælɪtɪ) /

noun plural -ties

the state or condition of being central
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Word Origin and History for centrality

centrality


n.

1640s; see central (adj.) + -ity.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper