• Hypocentre

    Pronunciation

    • Hyphenation: hy + po + cen + tre
    • Rhymes: -ɛntə(r)

    Origin

    From Ancient Greek ὑπό (under) + κέντρον (centre)

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    Noun

    hypocentre

    (plural hypocentres)
    1. (geology) The focus of an earthquake, directly under the epicentre.
    2. (military) The point on the surface below an atmospheric explosion.

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