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Word: concentric

Definition: having a common center


Sentences Containing 'concentric'

(2003), using OSL dating, dated the nested, concentric sand rims, which are found in Big Bay, a Carolina bay in South Carolina.
A handheld keratoscope, sometimes known as "Placido's disk", can provide a simple noninvasive visualization of the surface of the cornea by projecting a series of concentric rings of light onto the cornea.
A Jaguar, with two Duncan Designed humbuckers, basswood body, top-load bridge, and stacked concentric controls.
A keratin pearl is a keratinized structure found in regions where abnormal squamous cells form concentric layers.
A somewhat similar system called "concentric wiring" was introduced in the United States around 1905.
And now, concentric circles seized the lone boat itself, and all its crew, and each floating oar, and every lance-pole, and spinning, animate and inanimate, all round and round in one vortex, carried the smallest chip of the Pequod out of sight.
And still in the distracted distance we beheld the tumults of the outer concentric circles, and saw successive pods of whales, eight or ten in each, swiftly going round and round, like multiplied spans of horses in a ring; and so closely shoulder to shoulder, that a Titanic circus-rider might easily have over-arched the middle ones, and so have gone round on their backs.
As compared to the concentric diagrams of Ebenezer Howard and other in the same period, Soria's linear city creates the infrastructure for a controlled process of expansion that joins one growing city to the next in a rational way, instead of letting them both sprawl.
At the centre of these concentric circles is the sub-lunar realm which contains the material world.
However the team considered the concentric shafts needed for this layout to be too complex (although the reasons for this are not clear), and there was some consideration of using two completely separate compressor/turbine sections "side-by-side".
In his model, the universe is viewed as a number of concentric circles; the outermost sphere or "first heaven", the sphere of fixed stars, Saturn, Jupiter, Mars, the Sun, Venus, Mercury and finally, the Moon.
Internally the ground floor of the passageway, from east to west is decorated with patterned black and white marble in varying concentric curves with a barrel-vaulted ceiling.
It consists of a figure placed over a background of concentric circles or radial lines.
It is of enormous dimensions and almost unbelievable mass and consists of one billion spheres of unimagined beauty and superb grandeur … arranged in seven concentric circuits immediately surrounding the three circuits of Paradise satellites.
She edited the book FEMINIST PORN BOOK (The Feminist Press, 2013) along with Constance Penley, Mireille Miller-Young, and Tristan Taormino. Celine Parreñas Shimizu’s publications include interviews and articles in the journals CONCENTRIC, SIGNS, WIDE ANGLE, THEATRE JOURNAL, THE YALE JOURNAL OF LAW AND FEMINISM, JOURNAL OF ASIAN AMERICAN STUDIES and SEXUALITIES.
The aboral (upper) surface is clad in a series of concentric calcified plates.
The Ehrenstein illusion is an optical illusion studied by the German psychologist Walter Ehrenstein (1899 – 1961) in which the sides of a square placed inside a pattern of concentric circles take an apparent curved shape (Figure 1).
The existence of concentric shingle ridges across the island provides evidence of the its formation by progradation over several millennia as deposits were laid down during episodic storms.
The interior has eight columns in a circle creating two concentric spaces.
The method has been patented by the Norwegian oil service company, Meta, which uses it to connect concentric tubular components with sealing and strength properties outlined above.
The other whorls are sculptured by numerous concentric ribs and spiral lirae, about 9 in number on the penultimate whorl, producing a cancellated appearance.
The site consists of six concentric oval rings of postholes, the outermost being about wide.
The trailer is at the centre of twenty concentric-circular zones; the innermost zone is worth 100 points, and the outermost zone is worth 5 points.
The upper surface may be zonate—lined with what appear to be multiple concentric zones of texture caused by areas of fine hairs (a tomentum); and the edges of the caps have a layer of very fine hairs and are lobed and wavy.
The Usonian house was designed using intersecting and concentric segments of a circle, or "hemicycles".
The usual method of erecting two or three concentric palisades, each 12 to 20 feet (4 to 7 m) high, created a formidable obstacle to attackers—especially since, as some of the English observed in the 19th century, the thigh-thick logs planted into the earth to make the palisades often took root at the bottom and grew foliage at the top, so that the defenders occupied virtually a living wall of wood.
The web graph "W""n","r" is a graph consisting of "r" concentric copies of the cycle graph "C""n", with corresponding vertices connected by "spokes".
These types, the cup-and-ring, cup-and-ring with gutter and the gapped concentric circles motifs are shared between this part of Iberia and the British Isles, manifesting, together with other cultural expressions like megaliths or Bronze Age culture, a cultural link along the coasts of Atlantic Europe.
They consist of a concave depression, no more than a few centimetres across, pecked into a rock surface and often surrounded by concentric circles also etched into the stone.
They provide travel within six numbered concentric zones, with Zone 1 (which includes the central areas of The City and the West End) at the middle and Zone 6 (which includes London Heathrow Airport and outlying suburbs such as Uxbridge, Upminster and Orpington) at the outer edge.
Tornadoes spawned by Ivan struck communities along concentric arcs on the leading edge of the storm.
Towards the stern of the boat it is spirally coiled away in the tub, not like the worm-pipe of a still though, but so as to form one round, cheese-shaped mass of densely bedded "sheaves," or layers of concentric spiralizations, without any hollow but the "heart," or minute vertical tube formed at the axis of the cheese.
Wilber conceives of the Kosmos as consisting of several concentric spheres: matter (the physical universe) plus life (the vital realm) plus mind (the mental realm) plus soul (the psychic realm) plus Spirit (the spiritual realm).
Xenobia Bailey (born 1955, in Seattle, Washington) is an American artist and designer best known for her eclectic crochet hats and her large scale crochet pieces and mandalas, consisting of colorful concentric circles and repeating patterns.

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