Meaning of barycentric in English:


Pronunciation /ˌbarɪˈsɛntrɪk/


  • Relating to the centre of gravity.

    ‘When the results of the analysis started coming in, it turned out that the initial estimate was almost entirely correct: The scores of all the triplet and pulse candidates, both barycentric and non-barycentric, had indeed gone down.’
    • ‘The three probabilities can be viewed as the barycentric coordinates of a vector p =, and the corresponding vector is mapped onto a two-dimensional simplex’
    • ‘The most important are the barycentric and trilinear coordinates.’
    • ‘His work is highly original but the notion of barycentric coordinates introduced by Möbius was his main motivation.’


Late 19th century from Greek barus ‘heavy’ + -centric.