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1    the central part of certain fleshy fruits, such as the apple or pear, consisting of the seeds and supporting parts  
a    the central, innermost, or most essential part of something  
the core of the argument     
b    (as modifier)  
the core meaning     
3    a piece of magnetic material, such as soft iron, placed inside the windings of an electromagnet or transformer to intensify and direct the magnetic field  
4      (Geology)   the central part of the earth, beneath the mantle, consisting mainly of iron and nickel  
5    a cylindrical sample of rock, soil, etc., obtained by the use of a hollow drill  
6    shaped body of material (in metal casting usually of sand) supported inside a mould to form a cavity of predetermined shape in the finished casting  
7      (Physics)   the region of a nuclear reactor in which the reaction takes place  
8    a layer of wood serving as a backing for a veneer  
9      (Computing)  
a    a ferrite ring formerly used in a computer memory to store one bit of information  
b       short for       core store  
c    (as modifier)  
core memory     
10      (Archaeol)   a lump of stone or flint from which flakes or blades have been removed  
11      (Physics)   the nucleus together with all complete electron shells of an atom  
12    tr   to remove the core from (fruit)  
     (C14: of uncertain origin)  
  coreless      adj  

      n     (in the U.S.)  
      acronym for   Congress of Racial Equality  
core store  
      n   an obsolete type of computer memory made up of a matrix of cores  
core subjects  
      pl n     (Brit, education)   three foundation subjects (English, mathematics, and science) that are compulsory throughout each key stage in the National Curriculum  
core time  
      n      See       flexitime  
hard core  
1    the members of a group or movement who form an intransigent nucleus resisting change  
2    material, such as broken bricks, stones, etc., used to form a foundation for a road, paving, building, etc.  
3    (of pornography) describing or depicting sexual acts in explicit detail  
4    extremely committed or fanatical  
a hard-core Communist     
      adj   (of pornography) suggestive and titillating through not being totally explicit or detailed  
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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.
a virtual component in cyberspace which may be in any form and may execute any function, solely or partially.
series of functions performed by an electronic system independently of (not connected to) the cyberspace.
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