Definition of Barycenter

1. Noun. (astronomy) the common center of mass around which two or more bodies revolve.

Category relationships: Astronomy, Uranology
Generic synonyms: Center Of Mass, Centre Of Mass



Definition of Barycenter

1. Noun. (physics) The center of a mass; often specifically, the point at which the gravitational forces exerted by two objects are equal ¹

2. Noun. (geometry) The centroid, the geometric center of a plane figure ¹

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Literary usage of Barycenter

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1. Plane Analytic Geometry: With Introductory Chapters on the Differential Calculus by Maxime Bôcher (1915)
"By the barycenter (or center of gravity) of three points is meant the point ... By the barycenter of four points is understood the point halfway between the ..."

2. Distributions with Fixed Marginals and Related Topics by B. (Berthold) Schweizer, Ludger Rüschendorf, Michael Dee Taylor (1996)
"Recall that a subset S of a locally convex space is called measure convex if for every PeP(X) the barycenter b(P) exists and belongs to S. From now on, ..."

3. Game Theory, Optimal Stopping, Probability and Statistics: Papers in Honor by F. Thomas Bruss, (, Thomas Shelburne Ferguson, Lucien Marie Le Cam (2000)
"Among the heuristics discussed most frequently are the barycenter and median heuristics. ... For the two-sided problem the iterated barycenter method, ..."

4. Spatial Statistics and Imaging by Antonio Possolo (1991)
"The first, known as the polygonal method, considers each sample location as the barycenter of a polygon and then assumes that grades are constant on each ..."

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