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See also: Centre, centré, and centrē

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EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle French centre, from Latin centrum, from Ancient Greek κέντρον (kéntron), from κεντεῖν (kenteîn, to prick, goad).

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centre (plural centres)

  1. (British spelling, Canadian, Irish, South African, Australian and New Zealand) Alternative spelling of center. There is evidence that this is an older spelling in the United States, especially in some place names.

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centre (third-person singular simple present centres, present participle centring or centreing, simple past and past participle centred)

  1. (British spelling, Canadian, Irish, South African, Australian and New Zealand) Alternative spelling of center

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EtymologyEdit

From Latin centrum, from Ancient Greek κέντρον (kéntron), from κεντεῖν (kenteîn, to prick, goad).

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centre m (plural centres)

  1. center (point in the interior of a circle)
  2. center (middle portion of something)
  3. center (place where some function or activity occurs)
  4. center (topic that is particularly important)
  5. downtown (business center of a city)

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centre

  1. centrally

FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Latin centrum.

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centre m (plural centres)

  1. centre, center
  2. (soccer) cross, specifically one directed into the penalty area

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BrivlaEdit

centre

  1. m1=c1 is m2=c2 centimeter(s) / hundredth(s) of a meter [metric unit] in length (default 1) measured in direction m3=c3 by standard x4=m3.

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  • The Lojban word centre resembles the English one in spelling (but not pronunciation), and is therefore a false friend. Instead, the latter term translates to the gismu midju.

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centre

  1. Formal second-person singular (usted) imperative form of centrar.
  2. First-person singular (yo) present subjunctive form of centrar.
  3. Formal second-person singular (usted) present subjunctive form of centrar.
  4. Third-person singular (él, ella, also used with usted?) present subjunctive form of centrar.