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Meaning of CENTRAL

Pronunciation:  sen'trâl

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a workplace that serves as a telecommunications facility where lines from telephones can be connected together to permit communication
  2. [adj]  in or near a center or constituting a center; the inner area; "a central position"; "central heating and air conditioning"
  3. [adj]  centrally located and easy to reach; "the central city has good bus service"; "the shop has a central location"
  4. [adj]  serving as an essential component; "a cardinal rule"; "the central cause of the problem"; "an example that was fundamental to the argument"; "computers are fundamental to modern industrial structure"
  5. [adj]  used in the description of a place that in the middle of another place; "the people of Central and Northern Europe"; "country in central Africa"

CENTRAL is a 7 letter word that starts with C.


 Synonyms: amidship, bicentric, bifocal, cardinal, center(a), centered, centric, centrical, exchange, focal, fundamental, halfway, important, inner(a), key, medial, median, middle(a), middlemost, midmost, midway, nuclear, of import, primal, telephone exchange
 Antonyms: peripheral
 See Also: centrex, patchboard, phone system, plugboard, switchboard, telephone system, work, workplace



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Cen"tral\, a. [L. centralis, fr. centrum: cf. F.
    central. See {Center}.]
    Relating to the center; situated in or near the center or
    middle; containing the center; of or pertaining to the parts
    near the center
  2. \Cen"tral\, Centrale \Cen*tra"le\, n. [NL. centrale, fr.
    L. centralis.] (Anat.)
    The central, or one of the central, bones of the carpus or or
    tarsus. In the tarsus of man it is represented by the
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