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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.
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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
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(ˈsɛn trɔɪd)

2. the point where the medians of a triangle intersect.
cen•troi′dal, adj.
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Noun1.centroid - the center of mass of an object of uniform density
center of mass, centre of mass - point representing the mean position of the matter in a body
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where [e.sub.c] is the tangential error of sun image centroid and r is the polar distance of sun image centroid relative to the principal point.
This model comprises a centroid motion caused by the resultant force and rotation around the centroid caused by the resultant moment.
This model was adopted for researching the influence of the mirror slope error and DNI and EATD tracking error on the focal spot characteristics (i.e., flux distribution, geometrical shape, centroid position, and intercept factor), and the tracking error transmission law of the EATD transferred to dish concentrator was studied (in Section 4).
The K-means clustering technique defines the K value to represent the group member of the cluster, and the centroid value on each cluster is set for initial value.
[11] developed an approach combining the supervised classification forest and dense probabilistic centroid estimation.
Specifically, the method reduces the effect that anatomical variations have on the positioning of deltoid and rotator cuff muscle origins relative to the centroid of the glenoid.
The next step is to take each point belonging to a given data set and associate it to the nearest centroid. When no point is pending, the first step is completed and an early clustering is done.
On the other hand, centroid of orchard vehicle is too high, increasing tip-over risk.
Vector analysis (double-angle plot) revealed a significant decrease in the centroid between the preoperative and postoperative data in both topographic astigmatism and refractive astigmatism (Figure 3).