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Something or someone that attracts the most interest or curiosity. For example, The Ferris wheel is always the center of attraction at our carnival , or Jan is the center of attraction wherever she goes . This expression comes from physics, where since about 1770 it has denoted the point to which bodies tend by gravity or the action of centripetal force.

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