concentric circles


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concentric circles

[kən′sen·trik ′sər·kəlz]
(mathematics)
A family of coplanar circles with the same center.
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For instance, the large circle of the Church of Santi Maria e Donato contains a small concentric circle comprised of black letters set in a white band of opus tessellatum indicating the Church was built in September 1141 'in nomine domini nostri jesu Christi', In the name of our Lord, Jesus Christ.
Of these individual sets of concentric circles, Gavin picks the proper combination of points to create the effect of colors merging.
Substantial savings are being demonstrated in malls where LED fixtures are turned off or dimmed in shrinking concentric circles after stores closed.
Outlining his alternate blueprint, Juncker said: "I could imagine a Europe of concentric circles with a strong core of fully integrated member states and with other member states on the outer circles - but the circles will not be perfect".
Or make concentric circles as a target area and see if you can throw beanbags (or balls/oranges) into the circles to score points.
That's probably the first encounter with concentric circles most of us have--the pupil in the iris.
Star rating: IN his epic poem Divine Comedy, Dante describes Hell as nine concentric circles of increasing suffering, in which unrepentant sinners are condemned to punishments that fit their crimes.
Shake off any excess juice, and arrange the pieces in the pan, standing on their sides, in concentric circles, embedding them into the mix.
To Raskin, a healthy bank resembles a series of concentric circles, with the inner rings representing the bank's systems and functions.
This giant smash-up would have produced powerful waves that moved away from the collision in concentric circles.
He envisages large numbers of these tension wheels linked together between the concentric circles of a large ring structure.
Tara's Target, a finely handwoven tapestry, depicts concentric circles of targets overlaid on each other, in contrasting hues of rich maroons and neutrals.