[ kuh n-sen-trik ]
/ kənˈsɛn trɪk /


having a common center, as circles or spheres.
Also con·cen·tri·cal.

Origin of concentric

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

OTHER WORDS FROM concentric Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

Examples from the Web for concentrical

  • The seven arms consisted of three concentrical semicircles and a vertical staff, all of which ended at the same height.

    History of Ancient Art|Franz von Reber

British Dictionary definitions for concentrical

/ (kənˈsɛntrɪk) /


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 concentrical

[ kən-sĕntrĭk ]


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