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concentric

[ kuhn-sen-trik ]
/ kənˈsɛn trɪk /
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adjective
having a common center, as circles or spheres.
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Also con·cen·tri·cal .

Origin of concentric

1350–1400; Middle English consentrik<Medieval Latin concentricus.See con-, center, -ic

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British Dictionary definitions for concentric

concentric
/ (kənˈsɛntrɪk) /

adjective
having a common centreconcentric circles Compare eccentric (def. 3)

Derived forms of concentric

concentrically, adverbconcentricity (ˌkɒnsənˈtrɪsɪtɪ), noun

Word Origin for concentric

C14: from Medieval Latin concentricus, from Latin com- same + centrum centre
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Medical definitions for concentric

concentric
[ kən-sĕntrĭk ]

adj.
Having a common center or center point, as of circles.
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