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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


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


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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