Center or centre (see American and British English spelling differences) may refer to:


*Center (algebra), uses of "center" in algebra
*Center of gravity (military)
*Center (group theory), in abstract algebra, the subgroup consisting of those elements which commute with all other elements
*Center of mass
*Center of symmetry, in geometry, a point that is well-distant from the boundary of a figure
*Geometric center
*Centre (geometry), the middle of an object
*Graph center, the vertices in a graph that minimize the maximal distance from all other vertices


*Center (American football), a position in American and Canadian football
*Centre Back, a position in Association football
*Center (basketball), a position in basketball
*Centre forward (also known as Striker), a position in Association football and Water Polo
*Centre (ice hockey), a position in ice hockey
*Centre (rugby league), a position in rugby league
*Centre (rugby union), a position in rugby union
*Center fielder, often called "center", a position in baseball


:"Note that spelling differences for toponyms are not acceptable in both American and British usages, unless the place name is translated from a language not written with the Latin alphabet, or there is an unambiguous local usage pronounced very differently between American English and British English."

;Place names that must be spelled only as "Center":
*Center, Celje, Slovenia, a neighbourhood
*Center, Maribor, Slovenia, a district
*Center, Colorado, United States, a city
*Center, Indiana, United States, a town
*Center, Jay County, Indiana, United States
*Center, Kentucky, United States, a town
*Center, Missouri, United States, a city
*Center, Nebraska, United States, a city
*Center, North Dakota, United States, a city
*Center, Outagamie County, Wisconsin, United States, a city
*Center, Portland, Oregon, United States, a neighborhood
*Center, Rock County, Wisconsin, United States, a city
*Center, Texas, United States, a city
*Center Township (disambiguation)
*Center, Washington

;Place names that must be spelled only as "Centre":
*Centre, Alabama, United States, a city
*Centre (region), an administrative region in France
*Centre, Haiti, an administrative region
*Centre Province, Cameroon
*Centre Region, Burkina Faso


*Tonic (music), in tonal music, the central or most important pitch
*Center (music band), a famous Russian-speaking band


*Centre College, a liberal arts college in Danville, Kentucky, United States


*Area Control Center, an Air Traffic Control facility covering a large region of airspace not associated with a particular airport
*Centre Party
*The Center, a paranormal organization in the Martin Mystery series
*Centers (Fourth Way), a human biological, psychological and spiritual nexus of energy process, equivalent to the concept of a Chakra
*Lathe center, used in machining operations
*Political center, the middle ground between the left wing and the right wing

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  • Center — Cen ter, n. [F. centre, fr. L. centrum, fr. round which a circle is described, fr. ? to prick, goad.] 1. 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 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Center — Cen ter, Centre Cen tre v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Centered} or {Centred}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Centering} or {Centring}.] 1. To be placed in a center; to be central. [1913 Webster] 2. To be collected to a point; to be concentrated; to rest on, or gather… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Center — Cen ter, Centre Cen tre, v. t. 1. To place or fix in the center or on a central point. Milton. [1913 Webster] 2. To collect to a point; to concentrate. [1913 Webster] Thy joys are centered all in me alone. Prior. [1913 Webster] 3. (Mech.) To form …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • center — I. noun Etymology: Middle English centre, from Middle French, from Latin centrum, from Greek kentron sharp point, center of a circle, from kentein to prick; probably akin to Old High German hantag pointed Date: 14th century 1. a. the point around …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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  • Center (American football) — Center (C) is a position in American football and Canadian football (spelled centre in Canadian English). DescriptionThe center is the innermost lineman of the offensive line on a football team s offense. The center is also the player who passes… …   Wikipedia

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