Meaning of non-central in English:


Pronunciation /nɒnˈsɛntr(ə)l/


  • 1Statistics
    Having or corresponding to a non-zero mean.

  • 2Physics
    Of a force: not central, i.e. not in general directed along the line joining the bodies between which it acts.

  • 3Not central in location or importance; not situated in, formed in, or holding a central position.


Mid 19th century (in an earlier sense). From non- + central.