having a central axis: a centered arc.
equidistant from all bordering or adjacent areas; situated in the center: The illustration was centered on the page.
Printing. set above the base line at approximately the level of the hyphen: a centered dot between syllables.

1580–90; center + -ed3

uncentered, adjective
well-centered, adjective
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centered (ˈsɛntəd)
the US spelling of centred

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Word Origin & History

late 14c., from O.Fr. centre, from L. centrum "center," orig. fixed point of the two points of a compass, from Gk. kentron "sharp point, goad," from kentein "stitch," from PIE base *kent- "to prick" (cf. Breton kentr "a spur," O.H.G. hantag "sharp, pointed"). The verb is from 1620s. Spelling with -re
popularized in Britain by Johnson's dictionary, though -er is older. Center of gravity is recorded from 1650s.
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center cen·ter (sěn'tər)

  1. A point or place in the body that is equally distant from its sides or outer boundaries; the middle.

  2. A group of neurons in the central nervous system that control a particular function.

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