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1. Being at or placed in the center.
2. Having a specified center. Often used in combination: a soft-centered candy; a yellow-centered daisy.
3. Self-confident, stable, and well-balanced: "He's a centered guy. He's always seemed to know what he wanted, and gone after it in a concrete way" (Vanity Fair).

cen′tered·ness n.


(Self-help) the US spelling of centred


(ˈsɛn tərd)

1. having a central axis: a centered arc.
2. equidistant from all adjacent areas; situated in the center.
3. inwardly calm and steady.
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Adj.1.centered - being or placed in the center
central - in or near a center or constituting a center; the inner area; "a central position"


adj centrado; (emotionally) centrado, relajado y con la mente despejada; patient-centered centrado en el paciente
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Instead, she shows us how to reconnect with our foundational essence of soul and self, where peace and centeredness are always and everywhere available.
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2) The IOM further classifies quality into 6 domains: safety, timeliness, effectiveness, efficiency, equity, and patient centeredness (3,4) (Figure 1).
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Those who dismiss his centeredness as self-centeredness or his composure as indifference are as wrong as those who mistook Eisenhower's stolidity for denseness or Lincoln's humor for lack of seriousness.
She has chosen a company of individual talents with vivid personalities: the torrid and proud Lucilene de Geus; Inmaculada Ortega, long and flexible from her back to highly articulated fingers and wrists; the veteran of the group, Antonio Granjero, forceful though a bit stocky for elegance; Pedro Blazquez, with an appealing understated dignity and a centeredness that perhaps owes something to his ballet training; and Martin Gaxiola, possessed of a special developing elegance.
Perhaps the most powerful New Testament evocation of holiness as centeredness is the account of Jesus' calming of the storm at sea.