Definition of centring in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈsɛntrɪŋ/
(US centering /ˈsɛnt(ə)rɪŋ/)


[mass noun]
1The action or process of placing something in the middle of something else.
Example sentences
  • I love the intensity of a whirlpool's centring of things.
  • The horizontal centering is not a problem.
  • Once this is done, with appropriate hacks for Internet Explorer (which does not implement minimum and maximum heights), vertical centering is achieved.
2 Architecture Framing used to support an arch or dome while it is under construction.
Example sentences
  • The centring is normally made of wood which was a relatively straightforward structure in a simple arch or vault but with more complex shapes clay or sand bound by a weak lime mortar mix could be used.
  • The shaping of this sort of centring would probably be done by eye, perhaps with the help of a template and the stone or brick structure laid against it.
  • Brunelleschi won the contest in 1420 with a proposal to erect the dome without wooden centering.
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