[ kuhn-sen-trik ]
/ kənˈsɛn trɪk /
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having a common center, as circles or spheres.
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Also con·cen·tri·cal .
Origin of concentric
OTHER WORDS FROM concentric
con·cen·tri·cal·ly, adverbcon·cen·tric·i·ty [kon-suhn-tris-i-tee, -sen-], /ˌkɒn sənˈtrɪs ɪ ti, -sɛn-/, nounnon·con·cen·tric, adjectivenon·con·cen·tri·cal, adjective
non·con·cen·tri·cal·ly, adverbnon·con·cen·tric·i·ty, nounun·con·cen·tric, adjectiveun·con·cen·tri·cal·ly, adverb
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How to use concentric in a sentence
The rock was singularly striated, the scratches arranged concentrically and in helicoidal curves.The Collected Works of Ambrose Bierce|Ambrose Bierce
The thin, straggling French columns began to retreat concentrically toward Chlons on the Marne.The Life of Napoleon Bonaparte|William Milligan Sloane
The result is a series of rate zones, lying more or less concentrically about the terminal point.Railroads: Rates and Regulations|William Z. Ripley
The coil already soaked in hard paraffin is placed concentrically in the ring A by means of a special temporary centering stand.On Laboratory Arts|Richard Threlfall
A flower, in its most complex form, consists of parts arranged in four whorls arranged concentrically.The Sea Shore|William S. Furneaux
British Dictionary definitions for concentric
/ (kənˈsɛntrɪk) /
having a common centreconcentric circles Compare eccentric (def. 3)
Derived forms of concentricconcentrically, adverbconcentricity (ˌkɒnsənˈtrɪsɪtɪ), noun
Word Origin for concentric
C14: from Medieval Latin concentricus, from Latin com- same + centrum centre
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