Schwerpunkt

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English[edit]

Noun[edit]

Schwerpunkt (plural Schwerpunkts or Schwerpunkte)

  1. Alternative letter-case form of schwerpunkt
    • 2011, Steven Pinker, The Better Angels of Our Nature (Penguin 2012), page 220:
      Every culture has a unique Schwerpunkt, a center of gravity, and unless we try to occupy it, we cannot comprehend its meaning and value.

German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From schwer (heavy) +‎ Punkt (point).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈʃveːrˌpʊŋ(k)t/, [ˈʃʋeːɐ̯ˌpʊŋkt], [ˈʃʋɛɐ̯-], [-ˌpʊŋt]
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Noun[edit]

Schwerpunkt m (strong, genitive Schwerpunktes or Schwerpunkts, plural Schwerpunkte)

  1. (physics) generic term for center of mass and center of gravity
    Hyponyms: (mass) Massenmittelpunkt, (gravity) Gravizentrum (both in scientific use only)
  2. (figuratively) focus, emphasis, main point, center of gravity

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Descendants[edit]

  • English: schwerpunkt

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