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epicentre

US epicenter

/ (ˈɛpɪˌsɛntə) /
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noun

the point on the earth's surface directly above the focus of an earthquake or underground nuclear explosionCompare focus (def. 6)
informal the absolute centre of somethingthe epicentre of world sprinting

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Derived forms of epicentre

epicentral, adjective

Word Origin for epicentre

C19: from New Latin epicentrum, from Greek epikentros over the centre, from epi- + kentron needle; see centre
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