Pronunciation: (ep'u-sen"tur),[key] —n. 1. Also,epicentrum.Geol.a point, directly above the true center of disturbance, from which the shock waves of an earthquake apparently radiate.
2. a focal point, as of activity: Manhattan's Chinatown is the epicenter of the city's Chinese community.Also,esp. Brit.,ep'i•cen"tre.