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 History of this Word

"centric" is from "centrum" (center) spoken by ancient people in central Italy around 700 B.C.

Notes

In this sense, it is a word added to another word to form a new word.

More words with this suffix,
metacentric
egocentric
eccentric
Eurocentric

Words related to this meaning

grammar is modifier

"-centric" is a type of suffix

Definition

A word ending that indicates "center" or "number of centers". Created by people to expand meaning of words. Can be added to the end of many words.

Examples of how the word is used

-centric illustration By seeing the existing community as made up of concentric circles of enthusiastics and early adopters, my goal was ...:
-centric illustration He adopts medieval Iceland as his favorite example of a polycentric legal system.