Central definition

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Easily reached from various points.

A central location for the new store.

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Having dominant or controlling power or influence.

The company's central office.

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Situated at, in, or near the center.

The central states.

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Forming the center.
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Of basic importance; essential or principal.
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In, at, or near the center.
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A telephone exchange, esp. the main one, or the telephone operator.
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(informal) A location or area of intense activity.

Their apartment was party central on weekends.

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Most important; main; basic; principal.
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Relating to or originating from the nervous system.
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Relating to a centrum.
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Of or constituting a single source controlling all components of a system.

Central air conditioning.

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(linguistics) Articulated in the middle of the oral cavity; neither front nor back. Used of vowels, as the u in cut.
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Of or forming the center.
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Equally distant or accessible from various points.
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The definition of central is something located in the center or middle, or the most basic or important part of something.

An example of central is a downtown shopping center in the middle of town; central location.

An example of central is a park that's close to many popular city attractions; central park.

An example of central is love and happiness being most people's ultimate wish for their children; central to children's life.

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Holding to a moderate ideological position between two extremes.
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Of, relating to, or originating from the nervous system.
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Relating to a centrum.
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A telephone exchange.
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An operator at a telephone exchange.
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A location or agency for the control or coordination of a group of related activities.

Air command central.

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(phonet.) Articulated with the tongue in a position approximately halfway between front and back.
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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.
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Of the centrum of a vertebra.
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Being in the centre.
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Being the most important.
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Having or containing the centre of something.
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Being very important, or key to something.
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Of or having to do with a single source that controls all activity in an organization or system.
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(place) 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.
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Origin of central

  • Latin centrālis from centrum center center

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin centrālis.

    From Wiktionary