Definition: The center of gravity or center of mass of an object.

Author: PEB

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Clark Kimberling's pictorial example and physical method of finding the centroid of an plane object. A more analytical description and information about the word's origin.

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Entry modified 10 January 2005.
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Paul E. Black, "centroid", in Dictionary of Algorithms and Data Structures [online], Vreda Pieterse and Paul E. Black, eds. 10 January 2005. (accessed TODAY) Available from: