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cen·ter

center

 
 
pronunciation:
sen tr
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: the area or part of something that forms the middle.
The children sat in a circle, and the teacher sat in the center.The center of the earth is very hot.
 
synonyms:
core, middle
similar words:
belly
definition 2: a place of activity that many people come to from different places.
New York City is a center of business in the United States.We went to the shopping center on Saturday.They need more nurses at the medical center.
synonyms:
base, focus
similar words:
core, home, seat
definition 3: a place, person, or thing that is the main object of attention or interest.
She likes to be the center of attention at a party.
synonyms:
focus
similar words:
star
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