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epicentre definitions

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: the point on the Earth's surface directly above the focus of an earthquake [syn: epicenter, epicentre]

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. (US epicenter) 1 Geol. the point at which an earthquake reaches the earth's surface. 2 the central point of a difficulty. Derivatives: epicentral adj. Etymology: Gk epikentros (adj.) (as EPI-, CENTRE)

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

(epicentres) Note: in AM, use 'epicenter' The epicentre of an earthquake is the place on the earth's surface directly above the point where it starts, and is the place where it is felt most strongly. The earthquake had its epicentre two-hundred kilometres north-east of the capital. N-COUNT: usu with poss



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