Mechanics. the point that may be considered as the center of a one- or two-dimensional figure, the sum of the displacements of all points in the figure from such a point being zero.
Compare center of mass.
Also called median point. Geometry. that point where the medians of a triangle intersect.
the centre of mass of an object of uniform density, esp of a geometric figure
(of a finite set) the point whose coordinates are the mean values of the coordinates of the points of the set
centrokinesia cen·tro·ki·ne·sia (sěn’trō-kĭ-nē’zhə, -kī-) n. A movement occurring as a result of a stimulus of central origin. cen’tro·ki·net’ic (-nět’ĭk) adj.
having a centrally located yolk, as certain insect eggs or ova. Historical Examples adjective (zoology) (of animal eggs) having a centrally located yolk
a drafting instrument for drawing lines converging on a vanishing point outside the drawing.
- Centromedian nucleus
centromedian nucleus cen·tro·me·di·an nucleus (sěn’trō-mē’dē-ən) n. The largest and most caudal of the intralaminar nuclei, receiving numerous fibers from the internal segment of the globus pallidus and from one area of the motor cortex, and whose major efferent connection is with the putamen.