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 for Centering
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Center \Cen"ter\, Centre \Cen"tre\ v. i. [imp. & p. p.
     Centered or Centred (s[e^]n"t[~e]rd); p. pr. & vb. n.
     Centering or Centring.]
     1. To be placed in a center; to be central.
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     2. To be collected to a point; to be concentrated; to rest
        on, or gather about, as a center.
        [1913 Webster]
  
              Where there is no visible truth wherein to center,
              error is as wide as men's fancies.    --Dr. H. More.
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              Our hopes must center in ourselves alone. --Dryden.
        [1913 Webster] Center

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Centering \Cen"ter*ing\, n. (Arch.)
     Same as Center, n., 6. [Written also centring.]
     [1913 Webster] Centerpiece

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  centering
      n 1: the concentration of attention or energy on something; "the
           focus of activity shifted to molecular biology"; "he had no
           direction in his life" [syn: focus, focusing,
           focussing, focal point, direction, centering]
      2: (American football) putting the ball in play by passing it
         (between the legs) to a back; "the quarterback fumbled the
         snap" [syn: centering, snap]

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