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“Center” or “Centre”


Center and centre are both English terms.


Center is predominantly used in 🇺🇸 American (US) English (en-US) while centre is predominantly used in 🇬🇧 British English (used in UK/AU/NZ) (en-GB).

In terms of actual appearance and usage, here's a breakdown by country, with usage level out of 100 (if available) 👇:

Term US UK India Philippines Canada Australia Liberia Ireland New Zealand Jamaica Trinidad & Tobago Guyana
center 98 10 48 97 28 9 84 11 11 56 53 61
centre 2 90 52 3 72 91 16 89 89 44 47 39

  • In the United States, there is a preference for "center" over "centre" (98 to 2).
  • In the United Kingdom, there is a 90 to 10 preference for "centre" over "center".
  • In India, there is a 52 to 48 preference for "centre" over "center".
  • In the Philippines, there is a preference for "center" over "centre" (97 to 3).
  • In Canada, there is a 72 to 28 preference for "centre" over "center".
  • In Australia, there is a 91 to 9 preference for "centre" over "center".
  • In Liberia, there is a preference for "center" over "centre" (84 to 16).
  • In Ireland, there is a 89 to 11 preference for "centre" over "center".
  • In New Zealand, there is a 89 to 11 preference for "centre" over "center".
  • In Jamaica, there is a preference for "center" over "centre" (56 to 44).
  • In Trinidad & Tobago, there is a preference for "center" over "centre" (53 to 47).
  • In Guyana, there is a preference for "center" over "centre" (61 to 39).

Below, we provide some examples of when to use center or centre with sample sentences.


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Examples in Context

Examples of “center”

  • Florin Service Center
  • The Center for Civic Media was founded
  • for Refugees, and the International Center for Psychosocial Trauma by the
  • Its administrative center is the rural locality (a
  • in honor of The Interfaith Center of New York’s founder, recognizes
  • Mountview Youth Service Center, Denver
  • New Jersey Education and Research Center (Dr. Selikoff was the Founding
  • FM broadcasts from the Student Center, and the Black Affairs Office,
  • 08.04.2005 | 16:43 | Press center State Committee for Television and
  • headquarters, conference and a training center.

Examples of “centre”

  • Pheasant Inn and a childcare centre are just outside the village.
  • Jack Walker, Rover; Frank Foyston, centre; Allan "Scotty" Davidson, Capt., right
  • fully equipped sport and leisure centre.
  • The other, Pompano Citi Centre, is an open-air mall.
  • level), which is a tourist centre in the summer and a
  • sable and issuing from the centre tower a dexter arm in
  • a service to the town centre from Ormonde Street and Barnes
  • E-Library has a multi-functional Conference centre used for conferences and summits.
  • by Paris Diderot University, the Centre national de la recherche scientifique
  • 'The Centre', which is a gymnasium used

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