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English noun: core

1. core (group) a small group of indispensable persons or things

SamplesFive periodicals make up the core of their publishing program.

Synonymscore group, nucleus

Broader (hypernym)set

Narrower (hyponym)cadre

2. core (location) the center of an object

SamplesThe ball has a titanium core.

Broader (hypernym)center, centre, midpoint

Narrower (hyponym)corn cob, corncob

3. core (object) the central part of the Earth

Broader (hypernym)center, centre, midpoint

4. core (cognition) the choicest or most essential or most vital part of some idea or experience

SamplesThe gist of the prosecutor's argument.
The heart and soul of the Republican Party.
The nub of the story.

Synonymscenter, centre, essence, gist, heart, heart and soul, inwardness, kernel, marrow, meat, nitty-gritty, nub, pith, substance, sum

Broader (hypernym)cognitive content, content, mental object

Narrower (hyponym)bare bones, haecceity, hypostasis, quiddity, quintessence, stuff

5. core (object) a cylindrical sample of soil or rock obtained with a hollow drill

Broader (hypernym)sample

6. CORE (group) an organization founded by James Leonard Farmer in 1942 to work for racial equality

SynonymsCongress of Racial Equality

Broader (hypernym)NGO, nongovernmental organization

7. core (communication) the central meaning or theme of a speech or literary work

Synonymsburden, effect, essence, gist

Broader (hypernym)import, meaning, significance, signification

8. core (artifact) (computer science) a tiny ferrite toroid formerly used in a random access memory to store one bit of data; now superseded by semiconductor memories

SamplesEach core has three wires passing through it, providing the means to select and detect the contents of each bit.

Synonymsmagnetic core

Broader (hypernym)toroid, torus

Part meronymcore memory, magnetic core memory, RAM, random access memory, random memory, random-access memory, read/write memory

Domain categorycomputer science, computing

9. core (artifact) the chamber of a nuclear reactor containing the fissile material where the reaction takes place

Broader (hypernym)chamber

Part meronymnuclear reactor, reactor

10. core (artifact) a bar of magnetic material (as soft iron) that passes through a coil and serves to increase the inductance of the coil

Broader (hypernym)bar

Part meronymmagnet

English verb: core

1. core (contact) remove the core or center from

SamplesCore an apple.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something

Broader (hypernym)core out, hollow, hollow out

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