Origin of centric
Origin of -centric
Examples from the Web for centric
Historical Examples of centric
A reg'lar 'centric—but a reg'lar brick, cutting a wide swathe as he goes.The Right of Way, Complete
Cen′tricalness, Centric′ity; Cen′trum, the body of a vertebra.
With centric and eccentric scribbled o'er, / Cycle and epicycle, orb in orb.
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
- Also: concentric(of vascular bundles) having one type of tissue completely surrounding the other
- (of leaves, such as those of the onion) cylindrical
suffix forming adjectives
Word Origin for -centric
word-forming element meaning "having a center (of a certain kind); centered on," from Greek kentrikos "pertaining to a center," from kentron (see center (n.)).