having a common center, as circles or spheres.
- Also con·cen·tri·cal .
- con·cen·tri·cal·ly, adverb
- con·cen·tric·i·ty [kon-suhn-tris-i-tee, -sen-], /ˌkɒn sənˈtrɪs ɪ ti, -sɛn-/, noun
- non·con·cen·tric, adjective
- non·con·cen·tri·cal, adjective
- non·con·cen·tri·cal·ly, adverb
- non·con·cen·tric·i·ty, noun
- un·con·cen·tric, adjective
- un·con·cen·tri·cal·ly, adverb
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How to use concentric in a sentence
When he rubbed the moist dirt away with his fingers, he could make out concentric circle patterns and what looked like bits of wood.How Scotland forged a rare alliance between amateur treasure hunters and archaeologists | Corinne Iozzio | August 24, 2021 | Popular-Science
That gives readers room to enjoy the tale as it unfolds and grows like an inflating pool toy, and to watch the characters twisting wistfully in irresistible, concentric circles.
NorthStarThis heavy-duty gas log splitter is built from the ground up with premium parts—commercial GX200 Honda engine, NorthStar hydraulic cylinder with Hallite seals, and two-stage concentric pump—for many years of hard work.These are the best log splitters to chop time and energy off splitting firewood | Irena Collaku | June 25, 2021 | Popular-Science
The options for diversification are varied, from vertical or horizontal diversification, concentric or heterogeneous.For young companies, is it better to stay focused or diversify? | Tomer Bar Zeev | June 1, 2021 | Quartz
Planets, made of darker stuff, rested in concentric bands that circled the star.
He drew a series of concentric circles on a page with a single dot—Robert Moses—in the center.‘The Power Broker’ Turns 40: How Robert Caro Wrote a Masterpiece | Scott Porch | September 16, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Think of religious exemptions as a series of concentric circles.
Since Plato had described the city as having been composed of concentric circles, then this, said the Germans, might well be it.
They are recognized by their concentric striations and their blue color with iodin solution.A Manual of Clinical Diagnosis | James Campbell Todd
Starch-granules are recognized by their concentric striations and the fact that they stain blue with iodin solutions.A Manual of Clinical Diagnosis | James Campbell Todd
A few concentric ripples widened, travelled towards him, and were absorbed in the current.Uncanny Tales | Various
The stones stand in two concentric circles, those of the inner ring being about half the height of the outer ones.British Highways And Byways From A Motor Car | Thomas D. Murphy
The most usual are concentric or radiating colored bands of either simple or sawali weaves.Philippine Mats | Hugo H. Miller
British Dictionary definitions for concentric
having a common centre: concentric circles Compare eccentric (def. 3)
- concentrically, adverb
- concentricity (ˌkɒnsənˈtrɪsɪtɪ), noun
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