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concentric

Syllabification: con·cen·tric
Pronunciation: /kənˈsentrik
 
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Definition of concentric in English:

adjective

Of or denoting circles, arcs, or other shapes that share the same center, the larger often completely surrounding the smaller: concentric circles indicate distances of 1 km, 2 km, and 3 km from the center
More example sentences
  • It is Quaranth's misfortune to be a town that lies on one of three concentric circles that surround the tower.
  • A fringe of short parallel lines ran around the edge, and then a pair of concentric circles nearer the centre.
  • The cultural context of a map might be compared to a pattern of concentric circles surrounding the map.

Origin

late Middle English: from Old French concentrique or medieval Latin concentricus, from con- 'together' + centrum 'center'.

Derivatives

concentrically

1
Pronunciation: /-(ə)lē/
adverb
Example sentences
  • With the attentional account of ILM, the two dots should produce a facilitation gradient concentrically.
  • Convection is militated against by the large-scale geometry of the layering, which dips concentrically towards the centre of the granite and is incompatible with the existence of convection cells.
  • But all too often you're not able to take full advantage of your eccentric capabilities because you fail concentrically first.

concentricity

2
Pronunciation: /ˌkänˌsenˈtrisitē/
noun
Example sentences
  • The Model 76 flat-bottomed receiver with integral recoil lug is time consuming to machine while maintaining concentricity.
  • Williams chooses to define ‘humanism’ as a philosophical search for synthesis between alternatives, as a reduction of disparate phenomena to concentricity.
  • On Demon RS carburetors - those equipped with billetraluminum removable venturi sleeves - the machining process guarantees their concentricity.

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