[ep-uh-sen-ter] /ˈɛp əˌsɛn tər/
Also, epicentrum. Geology. a point, directly above the true center of disturbance, from which the shock waves of an earthquake apparently radiate.
a focal point, as of activity:
Manhattan’s Chinatown is the epicenter of the city’s Chinese community.
the point on the earth’s surface directly above the focus of an earthquake or underground nuclear explosion Compare focus (sense 6)
(informal) the absolute centre of something: the epicentre of world sprinting
chiefly British English spelling of epicenter; for spelling, see -re.
1887, from Modern Latin epicentrum (1879 in geological use); see epi- + center. Related: Epicentral (1866).
The point on the Earth’s surface that is directly above the focus (the point of origin) of an earthquake. The epicenter is usually the location where the greatest damage associated with an earthquake occurs. See Note at earthquake.
[ep-uh-sen-truh m, ep-uh-sen-] /ˌɛp əˈsɛn trəm, ˈɛp əˌsɛn-/ noun, plural epicentrums, epicentra [ep-uh-sen-truh, ep-uh-sen-] /ˌɛp əˈsɛn trə, ˈɛp əˌsɛn-/ (Show IPA) 1. Geology. .
noun, Slang. 1. a spectacularly embarrassing or humorous mistake, humiliating situation, etc., that is subject to ridicule and given a greatly exaggerated importance. 2. a person who fails in this way: He thought he was being funny and charming, but no, he was an epic fail.
noun 1. a brave and noble character in an epic poem, admired for great achievements or affected by grand events: Beowulf, an epic hero with extraordinary strength. noun a main character in an epic whose legendary or heroic actions are central to his/her culture, race, or nation
[ep-i-klawr-uh-hahy-drin, -klohr-] /ˌɛp ɪˌklɔr əˈhaɪ drɪn, -ˌkloʊr-/ noun, Chemistry. 1. a highly volatile liquid with a chloroformlike odor, C 3 H 5 ClO: used as a solvent for resins and in the production of epoxy and phenoxy resins.