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Definitions for concentric
kənˈsɛn trɪkcon·cen·tric

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. concentric, concentrical, homocentricadjective

    having a common center

    "concentric rings"


  1. concentricadjective

    Having a common center.

  2. concentricadjective

    (of a motion) in the direction of contraction of a muscle. (E.g. extension of the lower arm via the elbow joint while contracting the triceps and other elbow extensor muscles; closing of the jaw while flexing the masseter).

    Antonym: eccentric. Concentric and eccentric movements are collectively referred to as isotonic (with motion), the antonym of which is isometric (without motion).

  3. Etymology: from concentrique, from concentricus, from con- + centrum


  1. concentric

    In geometry, two or more objects are said to be concentric when they share the same center. Any pair of (possibly unalike) objects with well-defined centers can be concentric, including circles, spheres, regular polygons, regular polyhedra, parallelograms, cones, conic sections, and quadrics.Geometric objects are coaxial if they share the same axis (line of symmetry). Geometric objects with a well-defined axis include circles (any line through the center), spheres, cylinders, conic sections, and surfaces of revolution. Concentric objects are often part of the broad category of whorled patterns, which also includes spirals (a curve which emanates from a point, moving farther away as it revolves around the point).


  1. concentric

    Concentric refers to objects or shapes sharing the same center point or axis. They possess a common central point around which they are symmetrically positioned. Examples of concentric shapes include rings, circles, or spheres that are located inside one another.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Concentricadjective

    alt. of Concentrical

  2. Concentricnoun

    that which has a common center with something else


  1. Concentric

    Concentric objects share the same center, axis or origin. Circles, tubes, cylindrical shafts, disks, and spheres may be concentric to one another. Notice that two objects can have equal radii and be concentric and different. For example, two different meridians of a terrestrial globe are concentric and congruent, their common center is a point that represents the earth center.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of concentric in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of concentric in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of concentric in a Sentence

  1. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo:

    What we are going to do is focus on an area -- a concentric circle -- around the situs of the majority of the cases in New Rochelle, much of the transmission tends to happen on a geographic basis.

  2. Dr. Steven Lee:

    Figuring out the purpose of why you want to pursue a mission can be daunting, but analyzing the three key components of a need, the skills you have, and what you love to do, can help isolate your ultimate reason for why you are doing what you are doing. In my case, those concentric topics merged together to create isolate my purpose: to enhance eye care through technological innovation.

  3. Charley Reese:

    If you look at Washington, you see permanently camped on the banks of the Potomac spread around in concentric circles an army representing thousands of selfish interests. The sole purpose of their presence is to plunder, by hook or crook, the public treasury for the benefit of their particular people or corporations.

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