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center of mass

n. pl. centers of mass Abbr. CM
The point in a system of bodies or an extended body at which the mass of the system may be considered to be concentrated and at which external forces may be considered to be applied. Also called barycenter, centroid.

cen′ter of mass′


n.
the point that moves as if the entire mass of a body or system of bodies were concentrated and all the external forces were applied at the point.
[1875–80]

center of mass

The point in a body that moves as though its entire mass were concentrated in it. It is usually in the same place as the center of gravity.
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Noun1.center of mass - point representing the mean position of the matter in a body
midpoint, centre, center - a point equidistant from the ends of a line or the extremities of a figure
center of buoyancy, center of immersion, centre of buoyancy, centre of immersion - (physics) the center of mass of the immersed part of ship or other floating object
barycenter - (astronomy) the common center of mass around which two or more bodies revolve
centroid - the center of mass of an object of uniform density
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The Barry centre, at the Atlantic Trading Estate, will be open from 10am to 4pm in winter, and in summer from 8am to 6pm.
City responded soon after with Adebayor firing in when Toure knocked down a Gareth Barry centre after Hull had failed to clear a Manchester City corner.
Villa came close to salvaging a point when Alpay just failed to make contact with a Barry centre but the final whistle was greeted with more dissatisfaction from the 25, 817 crowd.
In Dublin they socialise at the Amanda Barry Centre near the North Quays, which Amsby says is the premier cross dressing club in Europe.
But two years spent as a volunteer at the Barry centre has opened the 65-yearold's eyes to the real extent of the problem.
My response to him is: when are you going to visit the Barry centre for yourself and chat to users first before making such comments?
Speaking at the launch of the Barry centre campaign, Heini Gruffudd, one of the authors of the report, said: "The challenge of establishing a network of Welsh language centres is huge, especially in a society which is tending in general more and more towards a retreat into the home in order to receive its entertainment.
The Barry centre is being built at the Innovation Quarter on the Waterfront on behalf of the High Street Family Practice.