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Definition of "centering" [cen•ter•ing]

  • A temporary, usually wooden framework on which an arch, vault, or dome is supported during construction. (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 "centering" in a sentence
  • "I tried doing some contemplative-or "centering" - prayer yesterday and today, making haste toward being "alone with the alone.""
  • "A validation technique called "centering" helps you to remain calm and patient during frustrating moments."
  • "Go into the Young Adult section of the bookstore and you'll be bombarded by any number of titles centering on the fashion world (Catwalk, Airhead, Violet on the Runway), as well as characters that are notorious fashionistas (Clique, Poseur, and of course It Girl and Gossip Girl)."