central concept meaning, central concept definition | English Cobuild dictionary



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     
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the most important or central part of something
[US] The core of the book focuses on the period between 1660 and 1857.
series of concentric, expanding circles caused by ripples in water from a central point
unconventional monetary policy used by central banks to stimulate the national economy when conventional monetary policy has become ineffective.
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
The ridiculous character of a religious concept or doctrine; formed from "religion" and "ridiculous", popularized by Bill Maher.
[Hum.];[Iron.];[Pej.];[Rel.] Word formed from "religion" and "ridiculous", popularized by Bill Maher: "The concepts of vicarious redemption and sacrifice are religulous."
"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).
a concept relating to internet social media where people interact with each other using online identity generally referred as ‘users’ which collectively describes as virtual public.
[Tech.] online users, online avatars, internet social media public
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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