centrs

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Latvian[edit]

Riņķa līnijas centrs (1)

Etymology[edit]

Via other European languages, ultimately borrowed from Latin centrum (central) (itself a borrowing from Ancient Greek κέντρον (kéntron, sharp point)).

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centrs m (1st declension)

  1. (mathematics, physics) center (a notable or important point in a mathematical or physical body)
    riņķa līnijas centrscircle center
    rotācijas centrsrotation center
    simetrijas centrssymmetry center
    lodes centrscenter of a sphere
    elipses centrsellipse center
    smaguma centrscenter' of gravity
  2. center, mid, middle, middle point
    atrasties grupas centrāto be located in the center of the group
    centra uzbrucējscenter forward (football player)
    varavīksnenes centrā atrodas apaļas formas zīlītein the center of the iris is located the round-shaped pupil
  3. center (administratively or economically important part of a certain territory)
    republikas centrsthe center of the Republic
    rajona centrsthe center of the district
    pilsētas centrscity center
    Rīgas centrsRiga's center, downtown Riga (also a district of Riga)
    ciemata centrsvillage center
    lauku centrsrural center (locality serving a rural area)
    Mārcis gāja uz centru, kur atradās skola, tiesas nams, lielākās mājasMācis went to the (city) center, where a school, a court house and the largest buildings were located
  4. center (an important urban area)
    viņi runāja par Brazīliju, kuras lielākos centros Toms bija bijisthey were talking about Brazil, to whose larger centers Toms had been
  5. center (the main or leading part of a system)
    uz vienas no peldošajām bāzēm atrodas kopējais vadošais centrs, kas savukārt apvieno un vada visu zvejas flotiļu darbuin one of the floating bases is located the general control center, which unites and manages the work of the whole fishing fleet
  6. center (place, institution, organization in which a certain field of activity or its administration is concentrated)
    zinātnes centrsscientific center
    mākslas centrsarts center
    rūpniecības centrsindustrial center
    tirdzniecības centrscommercial center
    republikas kardioloģiskais centrsthe Republic's cardiology center
  7. (of mental activities) center (the main focus or object)
    būt sarunu centrāto be (lit. to be in) the center of the conversation
    atrasties uzmanības centrāto be (lit. to be in) the center of attention
  8. center (part of the central nervous system that leads and regulates a certain organ or group of organs in the body)
    redzes, dzirdes centrsvision, hearing center
    kustību centrsmotion center
    elpošanas centrsrespiratory center
    runas centrsspeech center
    zemgarozas centrisubcortical centers
  9. (politics) center (party, group of parties or political movement that, by their ideas and program, is seen as between the left- and right-wing parties)
    centra koalīcijacentral coalition
    saskaņas centrsharmony center (name of a current Latvian political party)

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