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(computer science) a tiny ferrite toroid formerly used in a random access memory to store one bit of data; now superseded by semiconductor memories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