An example of concentric are the circles of the iris and pupil within an eye.
Origin of concentricMiddle English concentrik from Old French concentrique from Medieval Latin concentricus from Classical Latin com-, together + -centricus, -centric
Origin of concentricMiddle English concentrik from Medieval Latin concentricus Latin com- com- Latin centrum center ; see center .
(comparative more concentric, superlative most concentric)
- (geometry) Having a common center.
- (physiology) (of a motion) in the direction of contraction of a muscle. (E.g. extension of the lower arm via the elbow joint while contracting the triceps and other elbow extensor muscles; closing of the jaw while flexing the masseter).
concentric - Computer Definition
Coming from the center, or circles within circles. For example, tracks on a hard disk are concentric. Tracks on optical media are concentric or spiral shaped (in a coil) depending on the type.