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centre a spelling of "center" used in Canada and Britain. See "center" for more information.
centri- center.
-centric having a (specified) number or arrangement of centers. [2 definitions]
centric at or near the center. [2 definitions]
centrifugal moving or being directed outward from a center point or axis. [3 definitions]
centrifugal force a force that tends to pull a particle or body outward, away from the axis around which it rotates. (Cf. centripetal force.)
centrifugalize to centrifuge.
centrifuge a machine that uses centrifugal force to separate materials of different densities. [2 definitions]
centripetal forced or moving inward toward a center point or axis. [2 definitions]
centripetal force a force that tends to pull a particle or body toward the axis around which it rotates. (Cf. centrifugal force.)
centrist a person whose ideology lies near the center of the political spectrum; moderate. [2 definitions]
centroid the arithmetic mean of all points that form the boundary of a two- or three-dimensional object.
centrosome a minute protoplasmic body, near the nucleus in most animal cells, that divides in mitosis.
centurion in ancient Rome, an officer in command of a company of about one hundred men.
century a unit of time equal to one hundred years. [2 definitions]
century plant a desert agave, once believed to flower only once in a century, with fleshy leaves and a very tall stem on which greenish flowers appear every ten to twenty years.
CEO abbreviation of "chief executive officer."
-cephalic having (such) a type of head or number of heads; -cephalous.
cephalic of or relating to the head. [2 definitions]
cephalic index the ratio of the greatest width of a human head to its greatest length, multiplied by one hundred; cranial index.
cephalo- head or skull.