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Definition of "center" [cen•ter]

  • A point or place that is equally distant from the sides or outer boundaries of something; the middle: the center of a stage. (noun)
  • A point equidistant from the vertices of a regular polygon. (noun)
  • A point equidistant from all points on the circumference of a circle or on the surface of a sphere. (noun)
  • A point around which something rotates or revolves: The sun is the center of our solar system. (noun)
  • A part of an object that is surrounded by the rest; a core: chocolates with soft centers. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "center" in a sentence
  • "They make it possible for governing from the center to be * seen as governing from the center* rather than having a replay of the Clinton years when centrist governance came to define the left-most pole of the possible."
  • "Images: © Kate Moss-Storm (top) © Paul Barnes (center left); © Hoefler & Frere-Jones (center  right); © House of Dereon (bottom)"
  • "But, we should start getting more control of the debate including framing the issues and try to move the center to the ..center!"