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“Centers” or “Centres”


Centers and centres are both English terms.


Centers is predominantly used in 🇺🇸 American (US) English (en-US) while centres 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
centers 99 12 37 94 43 13 83 14 16 71 45 65
centres 1 88 63 6 57 87 17 86 84 29 55 35

  • In the United States, there is a preference for "centers" over "centres" (99 to 1).
  • In the United Kingdom, there is a 88 to 12 preference for "centres" over "centers".
  • In India, there is a 63 to 37 preference for "centres" over "centers".
  • In the Philippines, there is a preference for "centers" over "centres" (94 to 6).
  • In Canada, there is a 57 to 43 preference for "centres" over "centers".
  • In Australia, there is a 87 to 13 preference for "centres" over "centers".
  • In Liberia, there is a preference for "centers" over "centres" (83 to 17).
  • In Ireland, there is a 86 to 14 preference for "centres" over "centers".
  • In New Zealand, there is a 84 to 16 preference for "centres" over "centers".
  • In Jamaica, there is a preference for "centers" over "centres" (71 to 29).
  • In Trinidad & Tobago, there is a 55 to 45 preference for "centres" over "centers".
  • In Guyana, there is a preference for "centers" over "centres" (65 to 35).

Below, we provide some examples of when to use centers or centres with sample sentences.


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Examples in Context

Examples of “centers”

  • its network of councils and centers, the Foundation for Teaching Economics
  • List of burn centers in Russia
  • and Tires: wheels have composite centers with aluminum rims; tires are
  • but most of the action centers on the San Francisco House.
  • run by local Jewish Community Centers, typically by their young adults
  • use of tanks in urban centers calling it a deliberate massacre
  • of Medicine, and Houston Methodist Hospital.
  • Distribution centers: 14
  • in civilian life following their release.
  • Early shopping centers designed for the automobile include

Examples of “centres”

  • between the municipality's two main centres and had been completely dismantled
  • composite schools in the larger centres.
  • within a network of contributing centres throughout the world that are
  • co-ordinator for the Unemployed Workers Centres in Glasgow he became a
  • Battenberg includes the following centres:
  • over 40 departments and research centres.
  • He was in the centres in the second Waratahs match
  • people move to the urban centres, this is why the Reformed
  • outdoor in the hospitals, health centres and subcentres of the CD
  • one of the major shopping centres in the area.

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