how to pronounce center


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center is pronounced in two syllables

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An example use of center in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… very strong in the center but not on the …”

meanings of center


  1. A player who can go all over the court, except the shooting circles.
  2. The point in the interior of any figure of any number of dimensions that has as its coordinates the arithmetic mean of the coordinates of all points on the perimeter of the figure (or of all points in the interior for a center of volume).
  3. The point in the interior of a circle that is equidistant from all points on the circumference.
  4. A pass played into the centre of the pitch.
  5. One of the two conical steel pins in a lathe, etc., upon which the work is held, and about which it revolves.
  6. A temporary structure upon which the materials of a vault or arch are supported in position until the work becomes self-supporting.
  7. The ensemble of moderate or centrist political parties.
  8. One of the backs operating in a central area of the pitch, either the inside centre or outside centre.
  9. The middle portion of something; the part well away from the edges.
  10. A topic that is particularly important in a given context.
  11. (sports) A player in the middle of the playing area.
  12. The player, generally the tallest, who plays closest to the basket.
  13. A conical recess or indentation in the end of a shaft or other work, to receive the point of a center, on which the work can turn, as in a lathe.
  14. The point in the interior of a sphere that is equidistant from all points on the circumference.
  15. The subgroup (respectively, subring), denoted Z(G), of those elements of a given group (respectively, ring) G that commute with every element of G.
  16. A place where the greater part of some function or activity occurs.
  17. The person who holds the ball at the beginning of each play.
  18. The forward that generally plays between the left wing and right wing and usually takes the faceoffs.
  19. The point on a line that is midway between the ends.


  1. An unincorporated community in Jay County, Indiana.
  2. A small city, the county seat of Oliver County, North Dakota.
  3. An unincorporated community in Howard County, Indiana.
  4. A village, the county seat of Knox County, Nebraska.
  5. An unincorporated community in Jefferson County, Washington.
  6. A city, the county seat of Shelby County, Texas.
  7. A surname​.
  8. An unincorporated community in Warrick County, Indiana.
  9. A town in Rock County, Wisconsin.
  10. An unincorporated community in Metcalfe County, Kentucky.
  11. A small city and town in Missouri.
  12. An unincorporated community in Jackson County, Georgia.
  13. A statutory town in Rio Grande County and Saguache County, Colorado.
  14. A town in Outagamie County, Wisconsin.


  1. To form a recess or indentation for the reception of a center.
  2. To cause (some attribute, such as a mood or voltage) to be adjusted to a value which is midway between the extremes.
  3. To concentrate on (something), to pay close attention to (something).
  4. To give (something) a central basis.
  5. To cause (an object) to occupy the center of an area.


  1. Of, at, or related to a center.

center frequency in english - A2 level of CEFR

the word center occurs in english on average 120.4 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for A2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics center can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that center can be often used in the following areas:

1) business and work;

2) leisure and entertainment;

3) people, society, and culture;

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