core values and beliefs meaning, core values and beliefs definition | English Cobuild dictionary



  ( cores    plural & 3rd person present)   ( coring    present participle)   ( cored    past tense & past participle  )
1       n-count   The core of a fruit is the central part of it. It contains seeds or pips.  
oft n N  
Peel the pears and remove the cores.     
2       verb   If you core a fruit, you remove its core.  
...machines for peeling and coring apples.      V n  
3       n-count   The core of an object, building, or city is the central part of it.  
usu with poss   (=centre)  
...the earth's core..., The core of the city is a series of ancient squares.     
4       n-sing   The coreof something such as a problem or an issue is the part of it that has to be understood or accepted before the whole thing can be understood or dealt with.  
the N, usu N of n   (=heart)  
...the ability to get straight to the core of a problem...     
5       n-sing   A core team or a core group is a group of people who do the main part of a job or piece of work. Other people may also help, but only for limited periods of time.  
N n, N of n  
We already have our core team in place..., A core of about six staff would continue with the project.     
6       n-sing   In a school or college, core subjects are a group of subjects that have to be studied.  
usu N n  
The core subjects are English, mathematics and science..., ...a core of nine academic subjects.     
7       n-sing   The core businesses or the core activities of a company or organization are their most important ones.  
usu N n  
The group plans to concentrate on six core businesses..., However, the main core of the company performed outstandingly.     
    hard core  
9    You can use to the core to describe someone who is a very strong supporter of someone or something and will never change their views. For example, you can say that someone is Republican to the core.  
to the core      phrase   adj/n PHR   (=through and through)  
The villagers are royalist to the core.     
10    If someone is shaken to the core or shocked to the core, they are extremely shaken or shocked.  
to the core      phrase   usu -ed PHR  
Leonard was shaken to the core; he'd never seen or read anything like it.     

hard core     
Hard core consists of pieces of broken stone that are used as a base on which to build roads.  
  (mainly BRIT)      n-uncount  
hard-core   , hardcore, hard core  
1       n-sing   You can refer to the members of a group who are the most committed to its activities or who are the most involved in them as a hard coreof members or as the hard-core members.  
oft N of n, N n  
We've got a hard core of customers that have stood by us..., A hard-core group of right-wing senators had hoped to sway their colleagues.     
2       adj   Hard-core pornography shows sex in a very detailed way, or shows very violent or unpleasant sex. Compare soft-core.  
ADJ n  
soft-core      , softcore  
Soft-core pornography shows or describes sex, but not very violent or unpleasant sex, or not in a very detailed way. Compare hard-core.      adj   ADJ n  
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a broad difference in values and attitudes between one and another especially between parents and their children
User’s online presence that hold the potential to be the key to ones online identity, value and worth.
the most important or central part of something
[US] The core of the book focuses on the period between 1660 and 1857.
a set of ideas, rules, or beliefs from which something is developed, or on which decisions are based
The educational framework of ISB is much different from the framework (curriculum) where I used to go to school. I do like it though.
monetary or non-monetary worth given to virtual assets or contents
monetary and ethical value of digital assets
A tenacious confidence;mental toughness,self-belief,deep respect
not matter; have no value or effect; be useless
stereotypical belief that disconsiders in terms of intellectual and physical qualities women who stay home to look after their children
expression referring to the belief that those who hold the power are entitled to anything
A set of online digital assets or virtual value that may be left to another person in a will.
A set of one’s web assets, created with the intention of facilitating the transference of online assets and value upon ones death.
A set of virtual assets or virtual value in cyberspace that may be left to another in a will.
A set of virtual assets or value in cyberspace left behind after one’s death fall on legal successors as right.
Online or digital asset or value in cyberspace is simply call virtual property.
[Tech.];[Leg.] online digital assets
the act of transferring virtual content or value on the Internet to a specific destination
virtual electronic assets, value or obligations bequeathed to a person after its former owner's death
[Tech.];[US];[Internet] value or obligations in cyberspace transitable upon the death of an individual
A set of collection of one’s internet assets or value gathered in order to assist transfer of online rights.
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