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central

  
1       adj   Something that is central is in the middle of a place or area.  
...Central America's Caribbean coast..., ...a rich woman living in central London.     
  centrally      adv   ADV -ed, ADV after v  
The main cabin has its full-sized double bed centrally placed with plenty of room around it.     
2       adj   A place that is central is easy to reach because it is in the centre of a city, town, or particular area.  
...a central location in the capital.     
  centrally      adv   ADV -ed, ADV after v  
...this centrally located hotel, situated on the banks of the Marne Canal.     
3       adj   A central group or organization makes all the important decisions that are followed throughout a larger organization or a country.  
ADJ n  
There is a lack of trust towards the central government in Rome., ...the central committee of the Cuban communist party.     
  centrally      adv   ADV -ed, ADV after v  
This is a centrally planned economy.     
4       adj   The central person or thing in a particular situation is the most important one.  
oft ADJ to n  
Black dance music has been central to mainstream pop since the early '60s., ...a central part of their culture.     
  centrality      n-uncount   usu N of n  
The centrality of the German economy to the welfare of Europe must be recognised.     
  centrally      adv   ADV with cl/group, ADV after v  
In her memoirs Naomi is quick to acknowledge that her grandmother was centrally important in her venture as a writer.     


central heating     
Central heating is a heating system for buildings. Air or water is heated in one place and travels round a building through pipes and radiators.      n-uncount  
central nervous system        ( central nervous systems    plural  ) Your central nervous system is the part of your nervous system that consists of the brain and spinal cord.      n-count  
central reservation        ( central reservations    plural  ) The central reservation is the strip of ground, often covered with grass, that separates the two sides of a major road.  
  (BRIT)      n-count  
in AM, use median , median strip     
Translation English - Cobuild Collins Dictionary  
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n.
the most important or central part of something
[US] The core of the book focuses on the period between 1660 and 1857.
n.
unconventional monetary policy used by central banks to stimulate the national economy when conventional monetary policy has become ineffective.
n.
classical African concept, humanist phylosophy focusing on people`s interrelations. It is originary from Bantu languages.
"I am what I am because of who we all are" , "Live consciuosly" are sayings belonging to this phylosophy
n.
"It's a list of all the people and things I hate so much I want to hit them in the face with a shovel." Concept coming from the Marian Keyes novel, The Mystery of Mercy Close (2012).
n.
Marriage between a man of royal or noble birth and his concubine, or a woman greatly his inferior, with the stipulation that wife and children have no claims to his titles or possessions or dignity. The concept is now limited to royal marriages. Syn. Morganatic marriage or marriage of the left hand.
[Hist.] So-called, because at the nuptial ceremony the husband gives his left hand to the bride, rather than his right, when saying, “I take thee for my wedded wife.”
n.
Materialistic concept neonewtonist. In its measures, this variation of length of traveled route (by unit of time) by a group of photons ( φ is the initial of photons) - the light signal - is equal to what is collectively called " radial velocity". It distinguishes itself from it in its gnoseology.
Phys. Concept before 2007 The redshift indicates the phi-speed of a star. But do not give the immediate knowledge of its absolute speed.

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