a combining form with the meanings “having a center or centers” of the specified number or kind (polycentric ); “centered upon, focused around” that named by the first element (ethnocentric; heliocentric ).

see centr-, -ic

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suffix forming adjectives
having a centre as specified: heliocentric
[abstracted from eccentric, concentric, etc]

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from Gk. kentrikos "pertaining to a center," from kentron (see center).
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-centric suff.

  1. Having a specified kind or number of centers: polycentric

  2. Having a specified object as the center: egocentric.

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