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English noun: cynosure

1. cynosure (communication) something that provides guidance (as Polaris guides mariners)

SamplesLet faith be your cynosure to walk by.

Broader (hypernym)counsel, counseling, counselling, direction, guidance

2. cynosure (cognition) something that strongly attracts attention and admiration

SamplesIf he was the cynosure of all eyes he didn't notice.

Broader (hypernym)center, center of attention, centre, centre of attention

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