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“Centered” or “Centred”


Centered and centred are both English terms.


Centered is predominantly used in 🇺🇸 American (US) English (en-US) while centred 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
centered 99 28 58 98 76 33 0 41 46 81 79 100
centred 1 72 42 2 24 67 0 59 54 19 21 0

  • In the United States, there is a preference for "centered" over "centred" (99 to 1).
  • In the United Kingdom, there is a 72 to 28 preference for "centred" over "centered".
  • In India, there is a preference for "centered" over "centred" (58 to 42).
  • In the Philippines, there is a preference for "centered" over "centred" (98 to 2).
  • In Canada, there is a preference for "centered" over "centred" (76 to 24).
  • In Australia, there is a 67 to 33 preference for "centred" over "centered".
  • In Liberia, there is not enough data to determine a preference between "centered" and "centred".
  • In Ireland, there is a 59 to 41 preference for "centred" over "centered".
  • In New Zealand, there is a 54 to 46 preference for "centred" over "centered".
  • In Jamaica, there is a preference for "centered" over "centred" (81 to 19).
  • In Trinidad & Tobago, there is a preference for "centered" over "centred" (79 to 21).
  • In Guyana, there is a preference for "centered" over "centred" (100 to 0).

Below, we provide some examples of when to use centered or centred with sample sentences.


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Examples in Context

Examples of “centered”

  • Campground exists near Perry, GA centered around an updated sanctuary dedicated
  • arc of approximately 8 degrees centered in the constellation Virgo.
  • monogram capital letter "L" is centered in the plates and saucers.
  • This region was centered on Soltanabad, which was renamed
  • around which the village is centered.
  • 1960s and 1970s, Beijing's interest centered on building ideological solidarity.
  • radius of 10 arcseconds (10″) centered on the star.
  • Among irregular armies, often centered on the perceived strength and
  • Ranch & Reata magazine, are centered on the American West and
  • elements of the Istanbul skyline centered around the Maiden's Tower.

Examples of “centred”

  • contrôlée within Haut-Médoc in Bordeaux, centred on the village of Margaux.
  • ISO 9241 accreditation in Human Centred Design for interactive systems.
  • modest fanbase which is mostly centred around Northern Glasgow, although they
  • century; particularly in central Queensland (centred in Rockhampton) in the 1860s
  • in Nowshera — a programme centred on handling and defusing explosives.
  • It is centred along Sheppard Avenue between Kennedy
  • River, and the electorate was centred on the town of Waimate.
  • The case centred on of agricultural land at
  • Further upgrades, initially centred on Shoreham-by-Sea before being extended
  • tends to have a range centred upon its breeding pool.

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