"centering" in the noun sense
1. focus, focusing, focussing, focal point, direction, centering
the concentration of attention or energy on something
"the focus of activity shifted to molecular biology"
"he had no direction in his life"
2. centering, snap
American football) putting the ball in play by passing it (between the legs) to a back
"the quarterback fumbled the snap"
"centering" in the verb sense
1. focus on, center on, revolve around, revolve about, concentrate on, center
"Her entire attention centered on her children"
"Our day revolved around our work"
2. concentrate, focus, center, centre, pore, rivet
direct one's attention on something
"Please focus on your studies and not on your hobbies"
3. center, centre
move into the center
"That vase in the picture is not centered"
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