/ (ˈhaɪpəʊˌsɛntə) /
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Also called: ground zero the point on the ground immediately below the centre of explosion of a nuclear bomb in the atmosphere
another term for focus (def. 6)
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Which of the following words describes “sky blue”?
Words nearby hypocentre
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How to use hypocentre in a sentence
This is known variously as the seismic centre, centrum, hypocentre, origin or focus.