Centrobaric
Centrobaric Cen`tro*bar"ic, a. [Gr. (?) ? a treatise of Archimedes on finding the center of gravity, fr. ? gravitating toward the center; ? center + ? weight.] Relating to the center of gravity, or to the process of finding it. [1913 Webster]

{Centrobaric method} (Math.), a process invented for the purpose of measuring the area or the volume generated by the rotation of a line or surface about a fixed axis, depending upon the principle that every figure formed by the revolution of a line or surface about such an axis has for measure the product of the line or surface by the length of the path of its center of gravity; -- sometimes called {theorem of Pappus}, also, incorrectly, {Guldinus's properties}. See {Barycentric calculus}, under {Calculus}. [1913 Webster]


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  • centrobaric — [sen΄trō bar′ik] adj. [ CENTRO + BAR2 + IC] having to do with the center of gravity …   English World dictionary

  • centrobaric — /sen treuh bar ik/, adj. pertaining to the center of gravity. [1695 1705; CENTRO + BARIC2] * * * …   Universalium

  • centrobaric — cen·tro·bar·ic …   English syllables

  • centrobaric — /sɛntrəˈbærɪk/ (say sentruh barik) adjective of or relating to a body which has a centre of gravity in a non uniform gravitational field. {centro + Greek baros weight + ic} …   Australian English dictionary

  • centrobaric —   a. pertaining to centre of gravity …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • centrobaric — |barik adjective Etymology: Late Greek kentrobarikos, from Greek kentron bareos center of gravity (from kentron center + bareos, gen. of baros weight) + Greek ikos ic more at grieve 1. : relating to the center of gravity or to the process of… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Centrobaric method — Centrobaric Cen tro*bar ic, a. [Gr. (?) ? a treatise of Archimedes on finding the center of gravity, fr. ? gravitating toward the center; ? center + ? weight.] Relating to the center of gravity, or to the process of finding it. [1913 Webster]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Guldinus's properties — Centrobaric Cen tro*bar ic, a. [Gr. (?) ? a treatise of Archimedes on finding the center of gravity, fr. ? gravitating toward the center; ? center + ? weight.] Relating to the center of gravity, or to the process of finding it. [1913 Webster]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • theorem of Pappus — Centrobaric Cen tro*bar ic, a. [Gr. (?) ? a treatise of Archimedes on finding the center of gravity, fr. ? gravitating toward the center; ? center + ? weight.] Relating to the center of gravity, or to the process of finding it. [1913 Webster]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Binomial theorem — Theorem The o*rem, n. [L. theorema, Gr. ? a sight, speculation, theory, theorem, fr. ? to look at, ? a spectator: cf. F. th[ e]or[ e]me. See {Theory}.] 1. That which is considered and established as a principle; hence, sometimes, a rule. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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