centric

[sen-trik]
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Also cen·tri·cal.

Origin of centric

1580–90; < Greek kentrikós of, pertaining to a cardinal point, equivalent to kéntr(on) (see center) + -ikos -ic
Related formscen·tri·cal·ly, adverbcen·tric·i·ty [sen-tris-i-tee] /sɛnˈtrɪs ɪ ti/, nounmul·ti·cen·tric, adjectiveun·cen·tric, adjectiveun·cen·tri·cal, adjective

-centric

  1. 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).

Origin of -centric

see origin at centr-, -ic
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British Dictionary definitions for centric

centric

centrical

adjective
  1. being central or having a centre
  2. relating to or originating at a nerve centre
  3. botany
    1. Also: concentric(of vascular bundles) having one type of tissue completely surrounding the other
    2. (of leaves, such as those of the onion) cylindrical
Derived Formscentrically, adverbcentricity (sɛnˈtrɪsɪtɪ), noun

-centric

suffix forming adjectives
  1. having a centre as specifiedheliocentric

Word Origin for -centric

abstracted from eccentric, concentric, etc
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Word Origin and History for centric

-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.)).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

centric in Medicine

centric

[sĕntrĭk]
adj.
  1. Situated at or near the center; central.

-centric

suff.
  1. Having a specified kind or number of centers:polycentric
  2. Having a specified object as the center:egocentric.
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