centering

Definitions

  • Plug-Cutter.  Center-Bit.  Foerstner Auger-Bit.  Expansive-Bit.  Reamer.  Rose Countersink
    Plug-Cutter. Center-Bit. Foerstner Auger-Bit. Expansive-Bit. Reamer. Rose Countersink
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n centering (American football) putting the ball in play by passing it (between the legs) to a back "the quarterback fumbled the snap"
    • n centering the concentration of attention or energy on something "the focus of activity shifted to molecular biology","he had no direction in his life"
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Additional illustrations & photos:

Artifacts found near the site of the Jamestown glasshouse which was in operation as early as 1608: a small melting pot, part of a working hole, fragment from large melting pot, cullet (broken or refuse glass shown in lower left corner), and green glass fragments (lower center and lower right) Artifacts found near the site of the Jamestown glasshouse which was in operation as early as 1608: a small melting...
Locality of Ankylosaurus skull in Edmonton formation in Red Deer River. The skull is in the rock just above the pick, about the center of the photograph Locality of Ankylosaurus skull in Edmonton formation in Red Deer River. The skull is in the rock just above the pick,...
A SOCIAL CENTER BECOMES POLITICAL A SOCIAL CENTER BECOMES POLITICAL

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Honey is used as a center for golf balls and in antifreeze mixtures.
    • n Centering (Arch) Same as Center n., 6.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The pressure at the center of the Earth is 27,000 tons per square inch.
    • n centering The act of focusing; specifically, the operation of bringing the centers of a set of lenses into line.
    • n centering The framing of timber by which an arch, as of a bridge or any vaulted work, is supported during its erection. The centering of a bridge, like that of any other arch or vault, serves to keep the stones or voussoirs in position till they are keyed in, that is, fixed by the placing of the requisite number of stones in the center. The construction of the centering is a matter demanding the utmost care of the architect or builder. The removal of the wooden framework is called striking the centering, and on this being done what is called the settlement of the arch takes place, the central voussoirs sinking a little, and those in the flanksrising. Also center, centre, and formerly cinter, cintre.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: A cosmic year is the amount of time it takes the sun to revolve around the center of the Milky Way, about 225 million years.
    • n Centering sen′tėr-ing (archit.) the framework upon which an arch or vault of stone, brick, or iron is supported during its construction.
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Quotations

  • Richard M. Nixon
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    “If you think the United States has stood still, who built The largest shopping center in the world?”
  • Ferdinand Foch
    Ferdinand Foch
    “My center is giving way, my right is in retreat; situation excellent. I shall attack.”
  • Maya Angelou
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    “The need for change bulldozed road down the center of my mind.”
  • Thornton Wilder
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    “The planting of trees in the least self-centered of all that we can do. It is a purer act of faith than the procreation of children.”
  • Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
    Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
    “You have to be able to center yourself, to let all of your emotions go... Don't ever forget that you play with your soul as well as your body.”
  • Dr. Frederick Tilney
    Dr. Frederick Tilney
    “We will by conscious command evolve cerebral centers which will permit us to use powers that we now are not even capable of imagining.”

Usage

In literature:

Such so-called association centers are thus like complex switchboards between the various mental centers.
"Psychotherapy" by Hugo Münsterberg
But it was in Pennsylvania that the center of Scotch-Irish power lay.
"The Frontier in American History" by Frederick Jackson Turner
So there at Chicago he was always the center of an admiring group.
"Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great, Volume 11 (of 14)" by Elbert Hubbard
It must have had several independent centers of origin.
"Folkways" by William Graham Sumner
They were now more than one hundred and fifty miles from the coast, and very nearly in the center of Maine.
"The Camp in the Snow" by William Murray Graydon
Cut the tenderloins in the center, roll until flat, then sew together, making a pocket.
"The Community Cook Book" by Anonymous
There were no shopping centers and no entertainment areas.
"Anything You Can Do ..." by Gordon Randall Garrett
All the children form a ring with the exception of one player, who stands in the center.
"Games For All Occasions" by Mary E. Blain
The object of the game is for the center player to return to the center and touch the ball without being tagged.
"Games and Play for School Morale" by Various
Thus they came to the town, and they saw that all its inhabitants were converging upon the common in the center.
"The Border Watch" by Joseph A. Altsheler
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In poetry:

POLEMIUS.
He is just about to enter:--
You can see him; all his ailment
In the soul you 'll find is centered.
"The Purgatory Of St. Patrick - Act II" by Denis Florence MacCarthy
All our hopes and fears were centered
'Round his strong, unfaltering hand;
If he failed us we must perish,
Perish just in sight of land.
"Our Hero" by Frances Ellen Watkins
In the waters of purity, I melted like salt
Neither blasphemy, nor faith, nor conviction, nor
doubt remained.
In the center of my heart a star has appeared
And all the seven heavens have become lost in it.
"In the Waters of Purity" by Mewlana Jalaluddin Rumi
And hail to thy Cities all teaming with life,
Where the interest of all is the center of strife.
And hail to thy Railroads and steam-driven trains,
That sweep through thy mountains and dash o'er thy plains;
"The Triumph Of Liberty" by James Madison Bell
Or is it that the center of our sight
Being veiled in its proper night
Discerns your blackness by some other sense
Than that by which it doth pied colors see,
Which only therefore be
Known by their difference?
"To Her Hair" by Lord Edward Herbert of Cherbury
Widow. The bitter spider sits
And sits in the center of her loveless spokes.
Death is the dress she wears, her hat and collar.
The moth-face of her husband, moonwhite and ill,
Circles her like a prey she'd love to kill
"Widow" by Sylvia Plath

In news:

It may not be the geographical center of Tuolumne but for some, the Tuolumne fire house is the communitys center.
Enlarge Saed Hindash/The Star-Ledger New Jersey Devils center Adam Henrique (14) celebrates his game winning goal in OT against the New York Rangers during Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Eastern Conference Finals at the Prudential Center.
UNMC Cancer Center to include research facilities, inpatient and outpatient treatment centers.
Lelvis, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Physician at Mercy Hospital and Trauma Center, on Mercy's Comprehensive Rehabilitation Center.
Lelvis, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Physician at Mercy Hospital and Trauma Center, on what a typical day at Mercy's Inpatient Rehabilitation Center looks like.
Intensive, continuous, patient-centered care is the goal for high-volume emergency department patients at Spectrum Health's Center for Integrative Medicine in Grand Rapids, Mich. A new home for frequent ED users.
Jamie Grifo is the program director of the New York University Fertility Center and a professor at the university's Langone Medical Center.
Lottie Isabelle Voce, age 98, lifelong resident of Marquette, entered eternal life Wednesday, November 7, 2012 at the Norlite Nursing Center in the loving care of her family, center staff, and the caregivers of Lake Superior Hospice.
An appeals court in Florida declined to hear a request from the Islamic Education Center of Tampa, that asked to block a lower court from using Islamic law to settle a dispute within the center.
The Sovereign Center and Sovereign Performing Arts Center have brought hundreds of millions of dollars to the region, mostly because of the Jehovah 's Witnesses gatherings.
The Sovereign Center and Sovereign Performing Arts Center have brought hundreds of millions of dollars to the region, mostly because of the Jehovah's Witnesses gatherings.
New center for wounded soldiers opens at Walter Reed Army Medical Center.
Henry Sprance, Medical Director of the Perricone Center for Gynecological Oncology at Jersey Shore University Medical Center, was on our show many times.
Henry Sprance, Medical Director of the Perricone Center for Gynecological Oncology at Jersey Shore University Medical Center, was on our show many.
Pearson's staff includes new owners Larry Robbins (center, seated), John Keith (center, standing), and Roy Keith Jr (left of Larry Robbins).
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In science:

To each tile, we assign the set of 6 unit vectors based on its center and pointing to the center of each of its edges.
A Solidification Phenomenon in Random Packings
Consider the line segment from the center of t1 to the center of t2 .
A Solidification Phenomenon in Random Packings
Given a tile t in a packing P , we denote by V (t) the Voronoi cell of the center of t with respect to the centers of the other tiles; that is, V (t) is the open set of points closer to the center of t than to the center of any other tile.
A Solidification Phenomenon in Random Packings
Let Φ be the event that there is no overlap among the tiles whose centers lie in BR , and Ψ the event that there is no overlap involving any tile whose center falls outside BR .
A Solidification Phenomenon in Random Packings
This takes into account possible intrusion of tiles in P − T into BR , and the fact that a tile center at point x can exclude nearby centers but only within distance 2s of x.
A Solidification Phenomenon in Random Packings
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