definition 1: of or being the center.
example: The main library is in the central part of town.
definition 2: being the main point of contact and dominant influence for all parts of a system or organization.
example: All staff interviews are conducted at the company’s central office.
example: The suspected spy was taken to central headquarters for questioning.
definition 3: principal; essential.
example: The novel has three central characters and numerous minor characters.
example: The transporting of food supplies to the troops was central to the war effort.
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