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central

cen·tral

central

 
 
pronunciation:
sen trl
features:
Word Combinations (adjective), Word Parts
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: of or being the center.
The main library is in the central part of town.
synonyms:
centric, medial, median, mid, middle
antonyms:
outlying, peripheral
similar words:
axial, intermediate, middlemost, midmost
definition 2: being the main point of contact and dominant influence for all parts of a system or organization.
All staff interviews are conducted at the company's central office.The suspected spy was taken to central headquarters for questioning.
synonyms:
head, home
similar words:
chief, main, principal
definition 3: principal; essential.
The novel has three central characters and numerous minor characters.The transporting of food supplies to the troops was central to the war effort.
synonyms:
chief, crucial, key, main, pivotal, principal
antonyms:
peripheral
similar words:
capital, cardinal, essential, fundamental
definition 4: easily reached from many points or areas.
He found a central location for his shop.
antonyms:
remote
similar words:
accessible, centralized, convenient
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derivation: centrally (adv.)
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