- Core is defined as the most important or main thing.
An example of core is the main goal of the police department to protect and serve.
- The definition of core is the inside, central, basis of something, or the fibrous seed containing center of some fruits.
- An example of a core is the essence of a person and how they treat the world around them.
- An example of a core is the inner most part of our planet.
- An example of a core is the inside part of an apple that holds the seeds.
- Core is defined as to remove the seeds and fibrous insides of fruit.
An example of core is removing the seeds from the inside of an apple.
- the hard, central part of an apple, pear, etc., that contains the seeds
- the central or innermost part of anything
- the most important part, as of a matter, discussion, etc.; essence; pith
- in foundry work, that part of a mold which forms the interior of a hollow casting
- a cylindrical sample of earth strata, as of rock, soil, snow, or ice, that is removed from the ground or ocean floor by boring with a long hollow drill and used to study the various layers of material that were deposited over a long period of geologic time
- the central region of a nuclear reactor that contains the fissile fuel, and usually, control rods, moderator, etc.
- the wood center to which outer layers of veneer are attached
- Chem. the nucleus together with the closed electron shells of an atom; kernel
- Elec. a mass of magnetic material placed inside a wire coil, serving to channel and increase the strength of the magnetic field resulting from current in the coil
- Geol. the central zone inside the earth that begins at a depth of c. 2,900 km (c. 1,800 mi): it is extremely hot and has a liquid outer part and a solid inner part that are thought to be composed of iron and nickel
Origin: Middle English ; from Old French cor, probably ; from Classical Latin cor, heart
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- The hard or fibrous central part of certain fruits, such as the apple or pear, containing the seeds.
- The central or innermost part: the hard elastic core of a baseball; a rod with a hollow core.
- The basic or most important part; the essence: a small core of dedicated supporters; the core of the problem. See Synonyms at substance.
- A set of subjects or courses that make up a required portion of a curriculum.
- Electricity A soft iron rod in a coil or transformer that provides a path for and intensifies the magnetic field produced by the windings.
- a. Computer Science A memory, especially one consisting of a series of tiny doughnut-shaped masses of magnetic material. Also called core memory.b. One of the magnetic doughnut-shaped masses that make up such a memory. Also called magnetic core.
- The central portion of the earth below the mantle, beginning at a depth of about 2,900 kilometers (1,800 miles) and probably consisting of iron and nickel. It is made up of a liquid outer core and a solid inner core.
- A mass of dry sand placed within a mold to provide openings or shape to a casting.
- A reactor core.
- A cylindrical sample of rock, ice, or other material obtained from the center of a mass by drilling or cutting.
- The base, usually of soft or inferior wood, to which veneer woods are glued.
- Archaeology A stone from which one or more flakes have been removed, serving as a source for such flakes or as a tool itself.
- To remove the core from: core apples.
- To remove (a cylindrical sample) from something, such as a glacier.
Origin: Middle English.
core - Computer Definition
- The central or essential part of a Wide Area Network (WAN) or Metropolitan Area Network (MAN) is commonly known as the core, or backbone. The network core comprises very high capacity elements and subsystems such as transmission systems, multiplexers, switches, and routers. See also MAN and WAN.
- The central and primary light-conducting portion of a glass optical fiber (GOF). The core is the inner portion of the fiber into which the optical signal is injected by either a light-emitting diode (LED) or one of many types of laser diodes. A single-mode fiber (SMF) used in a high speed, long haul fiber optic transmission system (FOTS) has a very narrow inner core, 5
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(1) The heart, or central part, of something. The core of a network is its backbone. A core program would be the primary routines that serve the entire application (see kernel).
(2) In digital electronics, it typically refers to a relatively large, general-purpose logic function that is used as a building block in a chip design. Examples are microprocessor, microcontroller and DSP cores. Cores may be developed internally, but are generally purchased from third-party intellectual property (IP) vendors. See soft core and hard core.
(4) (Core) A family of CPU chips from Intel. Introduced in 2006, the Core line was developed to supersede the Pentium brand. See Intel Core.
(5) A round magnetic doughnut that represents one bit in an earlier core storage system. When core storage was common in the 1960s, a computer's main memory used to be called "core." See core storage.
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core - Cultural Definition
core - Medical Definition
- The central or innermost part.
- The part of a nuclear reactor where fission occurs.
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core - Science Definition
- The central or innermost portion of the Earth, lying below the mantle and probably consisting of iron and nickel. It is divided into a liquid outer core, which begins at a depth of 2,898 km (1,800 mi), and a solid inner core, which begins at a depth of 4,983 km (3,090 mi).
- A piece of magnetizable material, such as a rod of soft iron, that is placed inside an electrical coil or transformer to intensify and provide a path for the magnetic field produced by the current running through the wire windings.
- The central part of a nuclear reactor where atomic fission occurs. The core contains the fuel, the coolant, and the moderator.
- A long, cylindrical sample of soil, rock, or ice collected with a drill to study the strata of material that are not visible from the surface.
- A stone from which one or more flakes have been removed, serving as a tool in itself or as a source of flakes from which other tools could be fashioned. Stones used as cores include flint, chert, and obsidian. See more at core tool.
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