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Cen`tro*bar"ic (?), a. [Gr. () a treatise of Archimedes on finding the center of gravity, fr. gravitating toward the center; center + weight.]

Relating to the center of gravity, or to the process of finding it.

Centrobaric method Math., a process invented for the purpose of measuring the area or the volume generated by the rotation of a line or surface about a fixed axis, depending upon the principle that every figure formed by the revolution of a line or surface about such an axis has for measure the product of the line or surface by the length of the path of its center of gravity; -- sometimes called theorem of Pappus, also, incorrectly, Guldinus's properties. See Barycentric calculus, under Calculus.

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