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epicentre

  
,   (U.S.)   epicenter  
      n   pl   , -tres  
     (U.S.)   , -ters   the point on the earth's surface directly above the focus of an earthquake or underground nuclear explosion  
   Compare       focus       6  
     (C19: from New Latin epicentrum, from Greek epikentros over the centre, from epi- + kentron needle; see centre)  
  epicentral      adj  
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