- a thickness of wood forming a base for a veneer.
- a wooden construction, as in a door, forming a backing for veneers.
- a thickness of base metal beneath a cladding.
- the softer interior of a piece of casehardened metal.
- a specially formed refractory object inserted into a mold to produce cavities or depressions in the casting that cannot be readily formed on the pattern.
- Also called magnetic core. a small ring or loop of ferromagnetic material with two states of polarization that can be changed by changing the direction of the current applied in wires wound around the ring, used to store one bit of information or to perform switching or logical functions.
- Also called main memory, RAM . a term used to refer to main memory, though no longer made from from coils of ferromagnetic material.
verb (used with object), cored, cor·ing.
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OTHER WORDS FROM corecoreless, adjective
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Example sentences from the Web for core
It is a spy series at its core, but you guys never really pull from the headlines.‘Archer’ Creator Adam Reed Spills Season 6 Secrets, From Surreal Plotlines to Life Post-ISIS|Marlow Stern|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Another read: “We need leaders who will stand against Common Core.”
A soldier in the service of ideals and aspirations that formed his core.
Some of them would open up deep splits in core Democratic constituencies.
Politicians who openly associated with Duke, or his hard-core associates, did so at their own risk.
But Harris, exhausted and shaken as he was to the very core, paced by his side, only half listening.Three More John Silence Stories|Algernon Blackwood
In moments of utter bereavement who has not felt, to the heart's core, the tender attachment of a faithful dog?The World Before Them|Susanna Moodie
It was one of the conservative sheets, comic-less, reactionary Republican to the core.
The measure of oil also, a bate of oil is the tenth part of a core: and ten bates make a core: for ten bates fill a core.The Bible, Douay-Rheims Version|Various
She peered at first into Um's room for there, indeed, lay the core of old Mata's heart.The Dragon Painter|Mary McNeil Fenollosa
British Dictionary definitions for core (1 of 3)
- the central, innermost, or most essential part of somethingthe core of the argument
- (as modifier)the core meaning
- one of several processing units working in parallel in a computer
- a ferrite ring formerly used in a computer memory to store one bit of information
- short for core store
- (as modifier)core memory
Derived forms of corecoreless, adjective
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see rotten to the core.