# centroid

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centroid
similar to the concept of center of gravity, except that it applies to a two dimensional shape rather than an object. For a given shape, the centroid location corresponds to the center of gravity for a thin flat plate of that shape, made from a homogeneous material.

Mechanics glossary. 2013.

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• Centroid — of a triangle In geometry, the centroid, geometric center, or barycenter of a plane figure or two dimensional shape X is the intersection of all straight lines that divide X into two parts of equal moment about the line. Informally, it is the… …   Wikipedia

• centroid — centroíd adj. m., pl. centroízi; f. sg. centroídă, pl. centroíde Trimis de siveco, 10.08.2004. Sursa: Dicţionar ortografic ﻿ CENTROÍD I. s. n. punct din spaţiu care se mişcă cu o viteză egală cu viteza medie a obiectelor cereşti din vecinătatea… …   Dicționar Român

• Centroid — Cen troid (s[e^]n troid), n. [L. centrum + oid.] The center of mass, inertia, or gravity of a body or system of bodies. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

• centroid — [sen′troid΄] n. CENTER OF MASS …   English World dictionary

• centroid — centroidal, adj. /sen troyd/, n. 1. Mech. the point that may be considered as the center of a one or two dimensional figure, the sum of the displacements of all points in the figure from such a point being zero. Cf. center of mass. 2. Also called …   Universalium

• centroid — noun The point at the centre of any shape, sometimes called centre of area or centre of volume. For a triangle, the centroid is the point at which the medians intersect. The co ordinates of the centroid are the average (arithmetic mean) of the co …   Wiktionary

• Centroid — Der Schwerpunkt oder das Gravizentrum (engl. Center of Gravity, COG bzw. C/G) stellt das Zentrum, die gemittelte Position einer Ansammlung eines oder mehrerer Objekte, bezogen auf die Schwerkraft, dar. Im Schwerpunkt angreifende externe Kräfte… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

• centroid — /ˈsɛntrɔɪd/ (say sentroyd) noun Mechanics, Mathematics, etc. (of a curve, surface, body, etc.) that point whose coordinates are the mean values of the coordinates of all points in the given object. For objects composed of matter of uniform… …   Australian English dictionary

• centroid — centroidė statusas T sritis fizika atitikmenys: angl. centroid vok. Zentroïde, f rus. центроида, f pranc. centroïde, m …   Fizikos terminų žodynas

• centroid — noun Date: 1882 1. center of mass 2. a point whose coordinates are the averages of the corresponding coordinates of a given set of points and which for a given plane or three dimensional figure (as a triangle or sphere) corresponds to the center… …   New Collegiate Dictionary