concentric

[ kuh n-sen-trik ]
/ kənˈsɛn trɪk /

adjective

having a common center, as circles or spheres.

Nearby words

  1. concentration camp,
  2. concentration cell,
  3. concentration gradient,
  4. concentrative,
  5. concentre,
  6. concentric hypertrophy,
  7. concentric lamella,
  8. concentricity,
  9. concepción,
  10. concept

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 Formsconcentrically, adverbconcentricity (ˌkɒnsənˈtrɪsɪtɪ), noun

Word Origin for concentric

C14: from Medieval Latin concentricus, from Latin com- same + centrum centre

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Word Origin and History for concentric

concentric

adj.

c.1400, from Middle French concentrique, from Medieval Latin concentricus, from com- "together" (see com-) + centrum "circle, center" (see center (n.)).

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Medicine definitions for concentric

concentric

[ kən-sĕntrĭk ]

adj.

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

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