Definition of centration in US English:

centration

noun

  • 1The action or an act of "centre"; the property or fact of being centred.

  • 2Psychology. In children at an early stage of cognitive development: the tendency to focus attention exclusively on a single salient feature of an object or situation, and neglect other relevant features; an instance of this.

Origin

Mid 17th century; earliest use found in Henry More (1614–1687), philosopher, poet, and theologian. Apparently from centre + -ation.

Pronunciation

centration

/sɛnˈtreɪʃn/