epicentre

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Coined based on Ancient Greek ἐπί (epi, on) + κέντρον (kentron, centre).

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epicentre (plural epicentres)

  1. (seismology) The point on the land or water surface directly above the focus of an earthquake.
  2. (military) The point on the surface directly above an underground explosion.
  3. (figuratively) The focal point of any activity, especially if dangerous or destructive.

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  • (epicentrè) IPA(key): [ɛpʲɪtʲsʲɛnʲtʲˈrʲɛ]
  • (epiceñtre) IPA(key): [ɛpʲɪˈtʲsʲɛnʲtʲrʲɛ]

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epicentrè m

  1. locative singular form of epicentras.

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epiceñtre m

  1. vocative singular form of epicentras.