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Oxford dictionary definition of the word centre:
1the point that is equally distant from every point on the circumference of a circle or sphere.
a point or part that is equally distant from all sides, ends, or surfaces of something:
the centre of the ceiling
the city centre
a political party or group whose opinions avoid extremes:
a new centre party
the middle player in a line or group in certain team games.
a kick, hit, or throw of the ball from the side to the middle of field in soccer, hockey, and other team games.
the filling in a chocolate:
truffles with liqueur centres
a pivot or axis of rotation.
a conical adjustable support for a workpiece in a lathe or similar machine.
2the point from which an activity or process is directed, or on which it is focused:
the city was a centre of discontent
the managing director is at the centre of a row over policy
the most important place in the respect specified:
Geneva was then the centre of the banking world
3a place or group of buildings where a specified activity is concentrated:
a conference centre
1 [no object] (be centred in) occur mainly in or around (a specified place):
the textile industry was centred in Lancashire and Yorkshire
(centre around/on or centre something around/on) have or cause to have (a specified concern or theme):
the case centres around the couple’s adopted children
he is centring his discussion on an analysis of patterns of mortality
2 [with object] place in the middle:
to centre the needle, turn the knob
[no object] (in soccer, hockey, and other team games) kick, hit, or throw the ball from the side to the middle of the playing area:
he centred from a difficult position on the left
[no object] chiefly North American play as the middle player of a line or group in certain team games.
centre of attention
a person or thing that excites everyone’s interest or concern:
the bride was the centre of attention
centre of attraction
1 Physics the point to which bodies tend by gravity.
2another term for .
centre of buoyancy
Physics the centroid of the immersed part of a ship or other floating body.
centre of curvature
Mathematics the centre of a circle which passes through a curve at a given point and has the same tangent and curvature at that point.
centre of excellence
a place where the highest standards are maintained:
the hospital is a centre of excellence in research and teaching of doctors
centre of flotation
the centre of gravity of a floating object.
centre of gravity
a point from which the weight of a body or system may be considered to act. In uniform gravity it is the same as the centre of mass.
centre of mass
a point representing the mean position of the matter in a body or system.
centre of pressure
Physics a point on a surface through which the resultant force due to pressure passes.