Definition of centerline in English:

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centerline

Pronunciation: /ˈsen(t)ərˌlīn/
(also center line)

noun

A real or imaginary line through the center of something, especially one following an axis of symmetry.
Example sentences
  • The central line represents the vertical centre line of the body, and also the progression of the movement.
  • To minimize steric hindrance, each residue was rotated around an individual axis directed along the local center line of the helix.
  • For this reason, the axis on the left shows negative numbers above the center line and positive numbers below.

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Syllabification: cen·ter·line

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