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English adjective: central

1. central serving as an essential component


SamplesA cardinal rule.
The central cause of the problem.
An example that was fundamental to the argument.
Computers are fundamental to modern industrial structure.


Synonymscardinal, fundamental, key, primal


Similarimportant, of import


Antonymsunimportant

2. central in or near a center or constituting a center; the inner area


SamplesA central position.


Similaramidship, bicentric, bifocal, center, centered, centric, centrical, focal, halfway, medial, median, middle, middlemost, midmost, midway, nuclear


Antonymsperipheral


English noun: central

1. central (artifact) a workplace that serves as a telecommunications facility where lines from telephones can be connected together to permit communication


Synonymsexchange, telephone exchange


Broader (hypernym)work, workplace


Narrower (hyponym)centrex, patchboard, plugboard, switchboard


Part meronymphone system, telephone system









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