# centroid

[sen-troid]

- Mechanics. the point that may be considered as the center of a one- or two-dimensional figure, the sum of the displacements of all points in the figure from such a point being zero.Compare center of mass.
- Also called median point. Geometry. that point where the medians of a triangle intersect.

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## Origin of centroid

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### Historical Examples of centroid

The medians of a triangle are concurrent in the centroid, or center of gravity of the triangle.

The Teaching of GeometryDavid Eugene Smith

Above the centroid of compression there is nothing but a trifling amount of embedment of the stirrup.

Some Mooted Questions in Reinforced Concrete DesignEdward Godfrey

## centroid

- the centre of mass of an object of uniform density, esp of a geometric figure
- (of a finite set) the point whose coordinates are the mean values of the coordinates of the points of the set

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