centered
adjective Date: circa 1893 1. having a center — often used in combination <
a dark-centered coneflower
>
2. having a center of curvature — often used in combination <
a 3-centered arch
>
3. emotionally stable and secure • centeredness noun

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • centered — adj. 1. being or placed in the center. [WordNet 1.5] 2. concentrated on or clustered around a central point or purpose. Syn: centred, centralized, focused. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • centered — [sent′ərd] adj. 1. being at the center 2. having (a specified thing) as the focus of interest or activity: used in hyphenated compounds [consumer centered] 3. mentally and emotionally stable; balanced; collected …   English World dictionary

  • centered —   [engl.], zentriert …   Universal-Lexikon

  • centered — /sen teuhrd/, adj. 1. having a central axis: a centered arc. 2. equidistant from all bordering or adjacent areas; situated in the center: The illustration was centered on the page. 3. Print. set above the base line at approximately the level of… …   Universalium

  • -centered — cen|tered [ sentərd ] suffix 1. ) used with some nouns to make adjectives describing who or what is considered most important when planning a policy or activity: child centered learning methods a student centered approach 2. ) used with some… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • centered — concentrated concentrated adj. 1. Having a high density of (the indicated substance); as, a narrow thread of concentrated ore. Note: [Narrower terms: {undiluted} (vs. diluted)] [WordNet 1.5] 2. Gathered together or made less diffuse; as, their… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Centered — Center Cen ter, Centre Cen tre v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Centered} or {Centred}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Centering} or {Centring}.] 1. To be placed in a center; to be central. [1913 Webster] 2. To be collected to a point; to be concentrated; to rest on, or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • centered — cen|tered [ sentərd ] adjective sensible, calm, and confident: Julia is intelligent and very centered …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • centered — cen•tered [[t]ˈsɛn tərd[/t]] adj. 1) having a central axis: a centered arc[/ex] 2) equidistant from all adjacent areas; situated in the center 3) inwardly calm and steady • Etymology: 1580–90 …   From formal English to slang

  • centered — See high centered …   Dictionary of automotive terms

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