concentric

[ kuh n-sen-trik ]
/ kənˈsɛn trɪk /

adjective

having a common center, as circles or spheres.

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Origin of concentric

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

OTHER WORDS FROM concentric

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British Dictionary definitions for non-concentric

concentric
/ (kənˈsɛntrɪk) /

adjective

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 non-concentric

concentric
[ kən-sĕntrĭk ]

adj.

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