Definition of epicentre noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    (especially US English epicenter) noun
    BrE BrE//ˈepɪsentə(r)//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈepɪsentər//
    Natural disasters
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  1. 1the point on the earth’s surface where the effects of an earthquake are felt most strongly See related entries: Natural disasters
  2. 2(formal) the central point of something
  3. Word Originlate 19th cent.: from Greek epikentros ‘situated on a centre’, from epi ‘upon’ + kentron ‘centre’.