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centroid

[sen-troid] /ˈsɛn trɔɪd/
noun
1.
Mechanics. the point that may be considered as the center of a one- or two-dimensional figure, the sum of the displacements of all points in the figure from such a point being zero.
Compare center of mass.
2.
Also called median point. Geometry. that point where the medians of a triangle intersect.
Origin
1875-1880
1875-80; centr- + -oid
Related forms
centroidal, adjective
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  • Each polygon has a uniquely identified centroid, which is a point located anywhere within the area.
  • Differently from non-fires, the centroid and size of the high temperature cluster are highly time dependent.
British Dictionary definitions for centroid

centroid

/ˈsɛntrɔɪd/
noun
1.
  1. the centre of mass of an object of uniform density, esp of a geometric figure
  2. (of a finite set) the point whose coordinates are the mean values of the coordinates of the points of the set
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