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Center vs. Middle

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  • Center (noun)

    The point in the interior of a circle that is equidistant from all points on the circumference. from 14th c.

  • Center (noun)

    The point in the interior of a sphere that is equidistant from all points on the circumference. from 14th c.

  • Center (noun)

    The middle portion of something; the part well away from the edges.

  • Center (noun)

    The point on a line that is midway between the ends.

  • Center (noun)

    The point in the interior of any figure of any number of dimensions that has as its coordinates the arithmetic mean of the coordinates of all points on the perimeter of the figure (or of all points in the interior for a center of volume).

  • Center (noun)

    The subgroup (respectively, subring), denoted Z(G), of those elements of a given group (respectively, ring) G that commute with every element of G.

  • Center (noun)

    A place where the greater part of some function or activity occurs.

    "shopping center, convention center, civic center, garment center, Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, Rockefeller Center"

  • Center (noun)

    A topic that is particularly important in a given context.

    "the center of the controversy"

    "the center of attention"

  • Center (noun)

    The player, generally the tallest, who plays closest to the basket.

  • Center (noun)

    The forward that generally plays between the left wing and right wing and usually takes the faceoffs.

  • Center (noun)

    The person who holds the ball at the beginning of each play.

  • Center (noun)

    A player who can go all over the court, except the shooting circles.

  • Center (noun)

    A pass played into the centre of the pitch.

  • Center (noun)

    One of the backs operating in a central area of the pitch, either the inside centre or outside centre.

  • Center (noun)

    A temporary structure upon which the materials of a vault or arch are supported in position until the work becomes self-supporting.

  • Center (noun)

    One of the two conical steel pins in a lathe, etc., upon which the work is held, and about which it revolves.

  • Center (noun)

    A conical recess or indentation in the end of a shaft or other work, to receive the point of a center, on which the work can turn, as in a lathe.

  • Center (noun)

    The parties.

  • Center (adjective)

    Of, at, or related to a center.

  • Center (verb)

    To cause (an object) to occupy the center of an area.

    "He centered the heading of the document."

  • Center (verb)

    To cause (some attribute, such as a mood or voltage) to be adjusted to a value which is midway between the extremes.

  • Center (verb)

    To give (something) a central basis.

  • Center (verb)

    To concentrate on (something), to pay close attention to (something).

    "The plot centers on the life of a working-class family."

    "The discussion centered around the recent issues."

  • Center (verb)

    To form a recess or indentation for the reception of a center.

  • Middle (noun)

    A centre, midpoint.

    "The middle of a circle is the point which has the same distance to every point of circle."

  • Middle (noun)

    The part between the beginning and the end.

    "I woke up in the middle of the night."

    "In the middle of the marathon, David collapsed from fatigue."

  • Middle (noun)

    The middle stump.

  • Middle (noun)

    The central part of a human body; the waist.

  • Middle (noun)

    The middle voice.

  • Middle (adjective)

    Located in the middle; in between.

    "the middle point"

    "middle name, Middle English, Middle Ages"

  • Middle (adjective)

    Central.

  • Middle (adjective)

    Pertaining to the middle voice.

  • Middle (verb)

    To take a middle view of. 17th–18th c.

  • Middle (verb)

    To double (a rope) into two equal portions; to fold in the middle. 19th c.

Wiktionary
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  • Center (noun)

    A point equally distant from the extremities of a line, figure, or body, or from all parts of the circumference of a circle; the middle point or place.

  • Center (noun)

    The middle or central portion of anything.

  • Center (noun)

    A principal or important point of concentration; the nucleus around which things are gathered or to which they tend; an object of attention, action, or force; as, a center of attaction.

  • Center (noun)

    The earth.

  • Center (noun)

    Those members of a legislative assembly (as in France) who support the existing government. They sit in the middle of the legislative chamber, opposite the presiding officer, between the conservatives or monarchists, who sit on the right of the speaker, and the radicals or advanced republicans who occupy the seats on his left, See Right, and Left.

  • Center (noun)

    A temporary structure upon which the materials of a vault or arch are supported in position until the work becomes self-supporting.

  • Center (noun)

    One of the two conical steel pins, in a lathe, etc., upon which the work is held, and about which it revolves.

  • Center (verb)

    To be placed in a center; to be central.

  • Center (verb)

    To be collected to a point; to be concentrated; to rest on, or gather about, as a center.

  • Center

    To place or fix in the center or on a central point.

  • Center

    To collect to a point; to concentrate.

  • Center

    To form a recess or indentation for the reception of a center.

  • Middle (adjective)

    Equally distant from the extreme either of a number of things or of one thing; mean; medial; as, the middle house in a row; a middle rank or station in life; flowers of middle summer; men of middle age.

  • Middle (adjective)

    Intermediate; intervening.

  • Middle (noun)

    The point or part equally distant from the extremities or exterior limits, as of a line, a surface, or a solid; an intervening point or part in space, time, or order of series; the midst; central portion

Webster Dictionary
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  • Center (noun)

    an area that is approximately central within some larger region;

    "it is in the center of town"

    "they ran forward into the heart of the struggle"

    "they were in the eye of the storm"

  • Center (noun)

    the piece of ground in the outfield directly ahead of the catcher;

    "he hit the ball to deep center"

  • Center (noun)

    a building dedicated to a particular activity;

    "they were raising money to build a new center for research"

  • Center (noun)

    a point equidistant from the ends of a line or the extremities of a figure

  • Center (noun)

    the choicest or most essential or most vital part of some idea or experience;

    "the gist of the prosecutor's argument"

    "the heart and soul of the Republican Party"

    "the nub of the story"

  • Center (noun)

    the object upon which interest and attention focuses;

    "his stories made him the center of the party"

  • Center (noun)

    a cluster of nerve cells governing a specific bodily process;

    "in most people the speech center is in the left hemisphere"

  • Center (noun)

    the middle of a military or naval formation;

    "they had to reinforce the center"

  • Center (noun)

    (basketball) the person who plays center on a basketball team

  • Center (noun)

    (football) the person who plays center on the line of scrimmage and snaps the ball to the quarterback;

    "the center fumbled the handoff"

  • Center (noun)

    a place where some particular activity is concentrated;

    "they received messages from several centers"

  • Center (noun)

    politically moderate persons; centrists

  • Center (noun)

    (ice hockey) the person who plays center on a hockey team

  • Center (noun)

    the sweet central portion of a piece of candy that is enclosed in chocolate or some other covering

  • Center (noun)

    mercantile establishment consisting of a carefully landscaped complex of shops representing leading merchandisers; usually includes restaurants and a convenient parking area; a modern version of the traditional marketplace;

    "a good plaza should have a movie house"

    "they spent their weekends at the local malls"

  • Center (noun)

    the position on a hockey team of the player who participates in the face off at the beginning of the game

  • Center (noun)

    the position of the player on the line of scrimmage who puts the ball in play;

    "it is a center's responsibility to get the football to the quarterback"

  • Center (noun)

    a position on a basketball team of the player who participates in the center jump to start the game

  • Center (verb)

    center upon;

    "Her entire attention centered on her children"

    "Our day revolved around our work"

  • Center (verb)

    direct one's attention on something;

    "Please focus on your studies and not on your hobbies"

  • Center (verb)

    move into the center;

    "That vase in the picture is not centered"

  • Center (adjective)

    equally distant from the extremes

  • Center (adjective)

    of or belonging to the political or intellectual right

  • Middle (noun)

    an area that is approximately central within some larger region;

    "it is in the center of town"

    "they ran forward into the heart of the struggle"

    "they were in the eye of the storm"

  • Middle (noun)

    an intermediate part or section;

    "A whole is that which has beginning, middle, and end"

    "we have given it at the end of the section since it involves the calculus"

    "Start at the beginning and go on until you come to the end"

  • Middle (noun)

    the middle area of the human torso (usually in front);

    "young American women believe that a bare midriff is fashionable"

  • Middle (noun)

    time between the beginning and the end of a temporal period;

    "the middle of the war"

    "rain during the middle of April"

    "the end of the year"

    "the ending of warranty period"

  • Middle (verb)

    put in the middle

  • Middle (adjective)

    being neither at the beginning nor at the end in a series;

    "adolescence is an awkward in-between age"

    "in a mediate position"

    "the middle point on a line"

  • Middle (adjective)

    equally distant from the extremes

  • Middle (adjective)

    of a stage in the development of a language or literature between earlier and later stages;

    "Middle English is the English language from about 1100 to 1500"

    "Middle Gaelic"

    "Late Greek"

  • Middle (adjective)

    between an earlier and a later period of time;

    "in the middle years"

    "in his middle thirties"

    "late evening"

    "late 18th century"

    "a late movie"

    "took a late flight"

    "had a late breakfast"

Princeton's WordNet
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