A political ideology that falls directly in between the left and right political extremes. Centrist ideology stresses practical and realistic solutions without the partisan problems associated with solutions from Republicans, Democrats, Libertarians and others. Centrists also believe that the government serves as a means to keep individual liberties in check. Centrists, however, are not a mixture and ideological stances from left and right.
A centrist might say:
"Abortion is a decision between a mother and her doctor, however, abortion should not be available all the time."
"To save social security, privatization of a small portion of it via market investment may help. The option to invest a portion of retirement savings should exist for individuals."