- centripetal force,
- centripetal nerve,
- centroacinar cell,
Origin of centrist
Examples from the Web for centrism
The plain fact of the matter is centrism works nowhere in America.
Then came accusations of centrism—now a dirty word in a party with an energized left flank.
With a Hillary Clinton candidacy more likely than not, centrism and triagulation will be the order of the day.Hillary Clinton Vs. the GOP Boys’ Club: Fighting for the Female Vote|Lloyd Green|October 21, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Although few would have predicted it in 1992, Hillary has become the preeminent symbol of Democratic centrism.Hillary Clinton’s Big Challenges in 2016 Will Come From the Left|Peter Beinart|August 6, 2013|DAILY BEAST
1872, from French centriste, from centre (see center (n.)). Originally in English with reference to French politics; general application to other political situations is from 1890.
Where M. St. Hilaire is seen to most advantage, however, is when quietly nursing one of that weak-kneed congregation who sit in the middle of the House, and call themselves "Centrists." A French Centrist is--exceptis eoccipiendis--a man who has never been able to make up his mind, nor is likely to. ["Men of the Third Republic," London, 1873]