Central - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈsentrəl|  American pronunciation of the word central
Brit.  |ˈsɛntr(ə)l|  British pronunciation of the word central

noun

- a workplace that serves as a telecommunications facility where lines from telephones can be connected together to permit communication (syn: exchange)

adjective

- serving as an essential component(syn: cardinal, fundamental, key, primal)

Examples

The house has four rooms and a central chimney.

City planners are looking for a central location for the new hospital.

The evidence was central to the defense's case.

The country's schools are financed by both local and central governments.

The central authority of the company's board is being challenged.

Our family room becomes kid central on weekends.

...a health club that has become dating central for singles in the area...

He lives in central London.

The roof is supported by a central column.

Owen played a central role in the negotiations.

His ideas were of central importance in the development of the theory.

Education has become a central issue in public debate.

It's very central, just five minutes walk from the main square.

Central Intelligence Agency

Eastern Caribbean Central Bank

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