Definition of Central

1. Noun. A workplace that serves as a telecommunications facility where lines from telephones can be connected together to permit communication.

Exact synonyms: Exchange, Telephone Exchange
Specialized synonyms: Centrex, Patchboard, Plugboard, Switchboard
Group relationships: Phone System, Telephone System
Generic synonyms: Work, Workplace

2. Adjective. Serving as an essential component. "Computers are fundamental to modern industrial structure"
Exact synonyms: Cardinal, Fundamental, Key, Primal
Similar to: Important, Of Import
Derivative terms: Center, Center

3. Adjective. In or near a center or constituting a center; the inner area. "A central position"

Definition of Central

1. a. Relating to the center; situated in or near the center or middle; containing the center; of or pertaining to the parts near the center; equidistant or equally accessible from certain points.

2. n. The central, or one of the central, bones of the carpus or or tarsus. In the tarsus of man it is represented by the navicular.

Definition of Central

1. Adjective. being in the centre ¹

2. Adjective. being the most important ¹

3. Adjective. having or containing the centre of something ¹

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Definition of Central

1. situated at, in, or near the center [adj -TRALER, -TRALEST] / a telephone exchange [n -S]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Central

central (current term)
central-bearing device
central-bearing point
central-bearing tracing device
central Recklinghausen's disease type II
central africa
central amputation
central and lateral intermediate substance
central angiospastic retinitis
central angiospastic retinopathy
central angle
central angles
central apnea
central apparatus
central areolar choroidal atrophy

Literary usage of Central

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Library Journal by American Library Association, Library Association (1898)
"'T^HE central library, in a system of small libraries, is not an essential feature, but only an accident ; or, rather, it is an outgrowth of conditions that ..."

2. Oecd Economic Surveys (2005)
"Change in indebtedness and composition of central government expenditure, ... The debt ratios for Chile consolidate the debt statistics of the central ..."

3. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1905)
"The central portion of the mountains consists of somewhat coarser grained granites and granodiorites with intruded aplite, micro- pegmatite, etc. ..."

4. Transactions by European Orthodontic Society, Lina Oswald, Northern Ohio Dental Society, Ossory Archaeological Society, Wentworth Historical Society, Society of Automobile Engineers (1910)
"Now, even if the 2000-hp plant is of a size greater than the majority of electric central stations, nevertheless the question at once arises why should we ..."

5. Bulletin by Kentucky Geological Survey (1907)
"Milling in central Kentucky.—A mill for the separation and grinding of fluorspar, barite and calcite is promised for the central Kentucky District. ..."

6. Anglo-American Isthmian Diplomacy, 1815-1915 by Mary Wilhelmine Williams (1916)
"CHAPTER I. THE BRITISH IN central AMERICA BEFORE. For more than a century before the government of the United States came into existence, ..."

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