Definition of centring in English:


Line breaks: cen¦tring
Pronunciation: /ˈsɛntrɪŋ
(US centering /ˈsɛnt(ə)rɪŋ/)


[mass noun]
  • 1The action or process of placing something in the middle of something else.
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    • 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.
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    • 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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