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centred

centred \centred\ adj. same as centered.

Syn: centered, centralized, focused.

centred

concentrated \concentrated\ adj.

  1. Having a high density of (the indicated substance); as, a narrow thread of concentrated ore.

    Note: [Narrower terms: undiluted (vs. diluted)]

  2. Gathered together or made less diffuse; as, their concentrated efforts; his concentrated attention. Opposite of distributed or diffused.

    Note: [Narrower terms: bunched, bunchy, clustered; centered, centred, centralized, focused; undivided] [Also See: compact.]

  3. Intense; in an extreme degree; -- of mental phenomena; as, her concentrated passion held them at bay.

  4. being the most concentrated solution possible at a given temperature; unable to dissolve still more of a substance. Opposite of dilute or unsaturated.

    Note: [Narrower terms: supersaturated]

    Syn: saturated.

  5. reduced to a stronger or more concentrated form; as, concentrated sulfuric acid. Opposite of diluted.

    Syn: condensed.

  6. characterized by intensity; especially when imposed from without; -- of actions; as, concentrated study.

    Syn: intensive.

  7. characterized by mental concentration.

    Syn: intent.

Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English

centred

adjective
EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS
▪ But it is to the west of the Sike on the same contour that most interest is centred.
▪ For these data we need a 5-quarter centred moving average so that the smoothed values coincide with quarters.
▪ If centring is to be used for main headings, then sub-headings may be either centred or blocked.
▪ Just as with word processing type can be set flush with the left-hand margin, centred or justified.
▪ The broader patient centred aims of the information technology strategy are to be welcomed.
▪ These are task centred work and crisis intervention.
Wiktionary

centred

  1. (alternative spelling of centered from=UK from2=Ireland from3=Canada from4=Australia from5=New Zealand from6=South Africa English) alt. (en-past of: centre) v

  2. (en-past of: centre)

WordNet

centred

  1. adj. concentrated on or clustered around a central point or purpose [syn: centered, centralized, centralised, focused]

  2. n. ten 10s [syn: hundred, 100, C, century, one C]

Usage examples of "centred".

The screen blurred, then stopped scrolling as one entry centred itself and flashed.

Every resource on the planet was centred into finding 'The Rowan' the new Prime, the first ever to be born on Altair, an exceptionally unique Prime, more talented, more powerful, more agoraphobic, more lonely, than any other Prime yet known in the Nine Star League.

Most of that person's dislike centred around him being a civilian on a naval mission, a weasel-lover on a human crewed ship, a snot-nosed kid who'd been pampered all his life because of a lucky genetic break.

The woman 5 face was not clear for memory centred on a tall, strong body and a badly lacerated leg.

His name, which had recently been repainted, was centred in the upper panel.

To his relief neither of the newcomers made any comment on his part in the affair but centred their attention on the task at hand.

Now he centred that ring of light on a dark splotch which marked a wall a little above ground surface.

And a good third of the encircling wall was a bank of controls and dials, centred by a wide plate of smooth metal which bore a likeness to the visaplates he knew.

His wide eyes centred on Kosti and there was a kind of horror mirrored in them.

It was what dangled from that open hatch which centred their attention.

The Rigellian got to his feet, his unblinking reptilian eyes fastened on Dane and Mura, very much aware of the two blasters now centred upon him.

Haidee, whose soul seemed centred in the business of the stage, like all unsophisticated natures, delighted in whatever addressed itself to the eye or ear.

But as Villefort saw his father but seldom, and then only when absolutely obliged, and as he never took any pains to please or gratify him when he was there, all the old man's happiness was centred in his granddaughter.

She sat down, took Edward on her knees, and from time to time pressed this child, on whom her affections appeared centred, almost convulsively to her bosom.

At this moment the whole soul of the old man seemed centred in his eyes which became bloodshot.