Definition of Decentre

1. Verb. To remove the centre from. ¹



2. Verb. (optics) To place away from the centre; to make eccentric. ¹

3. Verb. To displace from the centre. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Decentre

1. to decenter [v -TRED, -TRING, -TRES] - See also: decenter

Lexicographical Neighbors of Decentre

decentralised
decentralises
decentralising
decentralising(a)
decentralism
decentralist
decentralists
decentralization
decentralizations
decentralize
decentralized
decentralizes
decentralizing
decentralizing(a)
decentration
decentre (current term)
decentred
decentres
decentring
decenylene
deceptable
deceptible
deception
deceptional
deceptions
deceptious
deceptive
deceptive advertising
deceptive cadence
deceptive cadences

Literary usage of Decentre

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Monthly Microscopical Journal: Transactions of the Royal Microscopical (1875)
"... constructed screw-collar, whose movements decentre the component lenses: a very little error in this mechanical adjustment produces huge derangement. ..."

2. Squint: Its Causes, Pathology and Treatment by Claud Alley Worth (1903)
"In a lens of the ordinary stock size, there is room to decentre a medium-sized spectacle glass about 3 mm., ie, a total of 6 mm. in the two eyes. ..."

3. Annual of the Universal Medical Sciencesedited by [Anonymus AC02809657] edited by [Anonymus AC02809657] (1891)
"He says that it appears also possible to decentre this small glass in such a manner that when com- ..."

4. What Holds Us Together: Social Cohesion in South Africa by David Chidester, Philip Dexter (2004)
"... he tries very hard to refer to non-European experience, he fails to decentre globalisation adequately to acknowledge its many non-Western features. ..."

5. Lectures on the errors of refraction and their correction with glasses by Francis Valk (1895)
"Consequently, to attain this object, in ordering glasses, you must decentre them, by placing the centre of the convex glass inward, and the centre of the ..."

6. Oculo-refractive Cyclopedia and Dictionary by Thomas George Atkinson (1921)
"Prism Dioptres Produced by Decentration Per Millimeter. When it is desired to decentre a lens both horizontally and vertically at the same time, ..."

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