Epicenter meaning

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A focal or central point.
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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.

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The point on the earth's surface directly above the focus of an earthquake.
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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.
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The focal point of a usually harmful or unpleasant phenomenon or event; the center.

Stood at the epicenter of the international crisis.

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(US) Alternative spelling of epicentre.
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Ground zero.
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The area of the earth's surface directly above the place of origin, or focus, of an earthquake.
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