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 History of this Word

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


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

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grammar is modifier

"centro-" is a type of prefix


A prefix added to the start of a word. Indicates that "center" modifies the word. Created to expand meanings. Can be used with many words to form new words.

Examples of how the word is used

centro- illustration Sometimes called the centrosphere, or the Earth's innermost layer, the core was almost a complete mystery until the development of the science of seismology and seismic instruments.
centro- illustration The centroid of an area is similar to the center of mass of a body.