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center of gravity that point in or near a body or mass about which all of its parts are in perfect balance.
center of mass the point at which the mass of an object or system of objects can be considered to be concentrated.
center of rotation a fixed point around which a figure rotates.
centerpiece an ornament or decoration occupying a central location, esp. the center of a dining table.
center punch a pointed tool used in metalworking to mark and indent the place where metal is to be drilled.
centesimal pertaining to or involving division into hundredths.
centesimo a monetary unit of Panama, San Marino, Uruguay, and Vatican City. [2 definitions]
centi- one hundredth. [2 definitions]
centiare a unit of area equal to one square meter or 10.764 square feet.
centigrade see "Celsius."
centigram a unit of weight equal to one hundredth of a gram or 0.154 grain.
centiliter a unit of capacity equal to one hundredth of a liter or 0.338 fluid ounce.
centime a monetary unit of several countries, including Chad, Algeria, Haiti, and Niger. (Cf. franc, dinar, gourde.) [2 definitions]
centimeter a unit of length equal to one hundredth of a meter or 0.3937 inch. (abbr.: cm)
centimeter-gram-second of or concerning the system of measurement in which the centimeter, gram, and second are the basic units of length, mass, and time.
centimo a monetary unit of Andorra, Costa Rica, Paraguay, Sao Tome and Principe, and Venezuela. Formerly, it was also the smaller monetary unit of Spain.
centipede any of various nocturnal arthropods, with a narrow, wormlike body consisting of many segments, each segment having a pair of legs and the front segment having poison fangs or claws.
central of or being the center. [4 definitions]
Central Africa a large region of Africa in the central part of the continent usually consisting of Chad, Cameroon, the Central African Republic, Gabon, Equatorial Guinea, the Republic of the Congo, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and often including, in addition, other nearby nations depending on which definition of the region is used.
Central African Republic an African country bordered by the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Cameroon, Chad, and Sudan.
Central America an extension of the North American continent from the Mexican border to South America, comprising seven countries.