Definition of Central in English :

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Central meaning in English

Meaning of Central in English

Pronunciation of Central in English

Central pronunciation in English

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1. central, exchange, telephone exchange

a workplace that serves as a telecommunications facility where lines from telephones can be connected together to permit communication


2. cardinal, central, fundamental, key, primal

serving as an essential component

Example Sentences:
'a cardinal rule'
'the central cause of the problem'
'an example that was fundamental to the argument'
'computers are fundamental to modern industrial structure'

3. central

in or near a center or constituting a center; the inner area

Example Sentences:
'a central position'

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


see synonyms of central
in, at, of, from, containing, or forming the centre of something
the central street in a city
the central material of a golf ball
main, principal, or chief; most important
the central cause of a problem
of or relating to the central nervous system
of or relating to the centrum of a vertebra
of, relating to, or denoting a vowel articulated with the tongue held in an intermediate position halfway between the positions for back and front vowels, as for the a of English soda
(of a force) directed from or towards a point
6. informal (immediately postpositive)
used to describe a place where a specified thing, quality, etc is to be found in abundance
nostalgia central

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see synonyms of central
former administrative region of SC Scotland, which included the former county of Clackmannan and parts of the former counties of Perth, Stirling, and West Lothian
in, at, or near the center
of or forming the center
equally distant or accessible from various points
most important; main; basic; principal
of or having to do with a single source that controls all activity in an organization or system
designating or of that part of a nervous system consisting of the brain and spinal cord or, in many invertebrates, the chief ganglia and their major nerve cords
of the centrum of a vertebra
7.  Phonetics
articulated with the tongue in a position approximately halfway between front and back
said of certain vowels, as (u) in bud
noun US
a telephone exchange, esp. the main one, or the telephone operator
an early term

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see synonyms of central
1. Situated at, in, or near the center: the central states.
2. Forming the center.
3. Having dominant or controlling power or influence: the company's central office.
4. Of basic importance; essential or principal: “Performance, including technological invention and artistic creation, will become central to education at all levels” (Frederick Turner).
5. Easily reached from various points: a central location for the new store.
6. Of or constituting a single source controlling all components of a system: central air conditioning.
7. Anatomy
a. Of, relating to, or originating from the nervous system.
b. Relating to a centrum.
8. Linguistics Articulated in the middle of the oral cavity; neither front nor back. Used of vowels, as the u in cut.
9. Holding to a moderate ideological position between two extremes.
a. A telephone exchange.
b. An operator at a telephone exchange.
2. A location or agency for the control or coordination of a group of related activities: air command central.
3. Informal
a. A place that is a notable site for a given activity: Their apartment was party central on weekends.
b. A place that is characterized by a high concentration of a given thing: On Saturdays, the zoo is toddler central.

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