# centroid

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## cen·troid

(sĕn′troid′)*n.*

**1.**See center of mass.

**2.**The point in a system of masses each of whose coordinates is a weighted mean of coordinates of the same dimension of points within the system, the weights being determined by the density function of the system.

## centroid

(ˈsɛntrɔɪd)*n*

(Mathematics)

**a.**the centre of mass of an object of uniform density, esp of a geometric figure

**b.**(of a finite set) the point whose coordinates are the mean values of the coordinates of the points of the set

## cen•troid

(ˈsɛn trɔɪd)*n.*

**2.**the point where the medians of a triangle intersect.

[1875–80]

**cen•troi′dal,**

*adj.*

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Noun | 1. | centroid - the center of mass of an object of uniform densitycenter of mass, centre of mass - point representing the mean position of the matter in a body |

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