[ sen-troid ]
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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.

Origin of centroid

First recorded in 1875–80; centr- + -oid

Other words from centroid

  • cen·troi·dal, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for centroid


/ (ˈsɛntrɔɪd) /

    • 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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