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concentric

con·cen·tric

 (kən-sĕn′trĭk) also con·cen·tri·cal (-trĭ-kəl)
adj.
Having a common center.

[Middle English concentrik, from Medieval Latin concentricus : Latin com-, com- + Latin centrum, center; see center.]

con·cen′tri·cal·ly adv.
con′cen·tric′i·ty (kŏn′sĕn-trĭs′ĭ-tē) n.

concentric

(kənˈsɛntrɪk) or

concentrical

adj
having a common centre: concentric circles. Compare eccentric3
[C14: from Medieval Latin concentricus, from Latin com- same + centrum centre]
conˈcentrically adv
concentricity n

con•cen•tric

(kənˈsɛn trɪk)

adj.
(esp. of circles or spheres) having a common center.
[1350–1400; Middle English < Medieval Latin concentricus]
con•cen′tri•cal•ly, adv.
con•cen•tric•i•ty (ˌkɒn sənˈtrɪs ɪ ti, -sɛn-) n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.concentric - having a common center; "concentric rings"
nonconcentric, eccentric - not having a common center; not concentric; "eccentric circles"
Translations
مُتَّحِدُ المَرْكِز، مُتَمَرْكِز
soustředný
koncentrisk
koncentrikus
sammiîja
koncentrinis
koncentrisks
sústredný
ortak merkezli

concentric

[kənˈsentrɪk] ADJconcéntrico

concentric

[kənˈsɛntrɪk] adjconcentrique

concentric

adj circleskonzentrisch

concentric

[kənˈsɛntrɪk] adjconcentrico/a

concentric

(kənˈsentrik) adjective
(of circles) having a common centre.
References in classic literature ?
the scratches will seem to arrange themselves in a fine series of concentric circles round that little sun.
Across their foreheads were tattooed three parallel lines of color, and on each breast three concentric circles. Their yellow teeth were filed to sharp points, and their great protruding lips added still further to the low and bestial brutishness of their appearance.
The natural world may be conceived of as a system of concentric circles, and we now and then detect in nature slight dislocations which apprise us that this surface on which we now stand is not fixed, but sliding.
And still in the distracted distance we beheld the tumults of the outer concentric circles, and saw successive pods of whales, eight or ten in each, swiftly going round and round, like multiplied spans of horses in a ring; and so closely shoulder to shoulder, that a Titanic circus-rider might easily have over-arched the middle ones, and so have gone round on their backs.
Thus, beginning with the fifteenth century, where our story finds us, Paris had already outgrown the three concentric circles of walls which, from the time of Julian the Apostate, existed, so to speak, in germ in the Grand-Châtelet and the Petit-Châtelet.
Grow Different colours can be arranged in spirals and concentric circles lettuce, rocket and spinach in vertical planting arrangements to cut down on the use of floor space.
Throughout Israel's history the Jewish and Israeli leadership had to maneuver among four concentric circles: The inner circlethe Palestinians; the core Arab countries, which included Syria, Jordan, and Egypt; the periphery, made of Arab countries, non-Arab Muslim countries, and non-Arab non-Muslim countries; and lastly the international arena.
The map's concentric circles illustrate the distance to walk to various attractions in five, 10, 15 and 20 minutes.
The gel, or 'bio-ink,' took less than 10 minutes to print into the concentric circles of a human cornea.
Concentric circles, like ripples on a pond, are also a feature of the cabin layout.
I snuck in a bit of math as I explained how van Gogh's sky is made of circles with a common center, or concentric circles. Soon my second grade artists were ready to try drawing their own concentric circles and adding flowing lines around their circles to show the blowing wind.