centering centering  /ˈsɛn tə rɪŋ/


  1. (n) the concentration of attention or energy on something
  2. (n) (American football) putting the ball in play by passing it (between the legs) to a back


  1. There were several brushes with scandal during his political career, usually centering on his love for horse racing, but each time Powell emerged unscathed.
  2. With the hurricane, centering at West Palm Beach, the barometer dropped to 27.
  3. But rather than centering on ethnic identity this time, The Eternal Smile's trilogy straddles the line between reality and fantasy.


  1. Elgin VFW to hold Wednesday vet programs

    ELGIN — VFW Post 1307 a monthly “3rd Wednesday” program centering on veterans issues and employment. The sessions will be held from 5 to 6:30 p.m. the third Wednesday of the month at the post, 1601 Weld Road. Sessions have been planned through June of 2014 with those for June, July and August 2013 finalized. This program also is open to the spouses and friends of veterans. This Wednesday’s ...
    on June 18, 2013     Source: The Courier News

  2. ANN ARBOR: Riverside Park to host 41st annual EcoRide

    Ann Arbor's Riverside Park will host the 41st annual EcoRide 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 23 for a day of fun centering around bicycling and sustainability.
    on June 17, 2013     Source: Dearborn Press & Guide

  3. Gettysburg, Day 2

    Note: As part of Thatcher Unified School District's Gifted Education program — which provides students additional instruction centering around a specific topic during the weekly meetings outside schoo
    on June 16, 2013     Source: Eastern Arizona Courier


  1. The 55 year old further adds, "Serious cinema is only being made with men. Look at Vishal Bharadwaj - all his films are male oriented. The problem is they are only being made with centering men in focus."
    on Jun 29, 2010 By: Kirron Kher Source:

  2. "They hit one home run and you think, well, OK, no problem, no big deal," manager Dusty Baker said. "Then he started centering the ball. He was still throwing strikes, but they were bad strikes, and they know what to do with bad strikes."
    on May 16, 2008 By: Dusty Baker Source: USA Today

  3. "During the era when Bill Clinton was president, there was a clear re-centering of the party," said Democratic Gov. Kathleen Sebelius of Kansas.
    on Aug 22, 2008 By: Kathleen Sebelius Source: McClatchy Washington Bureau

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