- Epicenter is defined as the central point of something, or the point of the Earth's surface right above the focus of an earthquake.
- The central point of an earthquake is an example of an epicenter.
- A troubled child who is the central point of his parents concern is an example of an epicenter of concern.
epicenter definition by Webster's New World
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- epicentral adjective
epicenter definition by American Heritage Dictionary
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- The point of the earth's surface directly above the focus of an earthquake.
- A focal point: stood at the epicenter of the international crisis.
- epˌi·cenˈtral adjective
epicenter - Science Definition
The point on the Earth's surface that is directly above the focus (the point of origin) of an earthquake. The epicenter is usually the location where the greatest damage associated with an earthquake occurs. See Note at earthquake.