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English noun: hub

1. hub (artifact) the central part of a car wheel (or fan or propeller etc) through which the shaft or axle passes


Broader (hypernym)part, portion


Part meronymblower, car wheel, electric fan, propeller, propellor

2. hub (location) a center of activity or interest or commerce or transportation; a focal point around which events revolve


SamplesThe playground is the hub of parental supervision.
The airport is the economic hub of the area.


Broader (hypernym)center, centre, eye, heart, middle


Narrower (hyponym)civic center, down town, municipal center









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