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Noun: centering  sen-t(u-)ring
Usage: US (elsewhere: centreing)
  1. The concentration of attention or energy on something
    "the centering of activity shifted to molecular biology";
    - focus, focusing, focussing, focal point, direction, centreing [Brit, Cdn], centring [Brit, Cdn]
     
  2. (American football) putting the ball in play by passing it (between the legs) to a back
    "the quarterback fumbled the centering";
    - snap, centreing [Brit, Cdn], centring [Brit, Cdn]
Verb: center  sen-tur
Usage: US (elsewhere: centre)
  1. Center upon
    "Her entire attention centered on her children";
    - focus on, center on [US], revolve around, revolve about, concentrate on, centre on [Brit, Cdn], centre [Brit, Cdn]
     
  2. Direct one's attention on something
    - concentrate, focus, centre [Brit, Cdn], pore, rivet
     
  3. Move into the center
    "That vase in the picture is not centered";
    - centre [Brit, Cdn]

Derived forms: centerings

Type of: absorption, bear on, cerebrate, cogitate, come to, concentration, concern, displace, engrossment, flip, have to do with, immersion, move, pass, pertain, refer, relate, think, toss, touch, touch on

Encyclopedia: Centering

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