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  1. 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.
  2. Also called median point. Geometry. that point where the medians of a triangle intersect.
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Origin of centroid

First recorded in 1875–80; centr- + -oid
Related formscen·troi·dal, adjective
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Examples from the Web for centroid

Historical Examples of centroid

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

    The Teaching of Geometry

    David Eugene Smith

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

British Dictionary definitions for centroid


    1. the centre of mass of an object of uniform density, esp of a geometric figure
    2. (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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