- a central position or state: the centrality of the sun.
- a vital, critical, or important position: the centrality of education to modern civilization.
Origin of centrality
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Examples from the Web for centrality
Due to its centrality, the Salt Lake field plays an outsized role in terms of strange petroleum events in the city.The Fiery Underground Oil Pit Eating L.A.
December 6, 2014
Beyond this, we fail to see the centrality of economic growth in Democratic messaging.Goodbye, Blue: A Post-Obama Democratic Doctrine
Doug Schoen, Jessica Tarlov
November 15, 2013
From time to time, we hear denials of the centrality of slavery to the Civil War.David's Bookclub: Battle Cry of Freedom
May 23, 2013
Both of these leaders have repeatedly emphasized the centrality of “Jewish values.”Likud: From Begin To Bibi
February 5, 2013
Given the centrality of Egypt to the future of the Middle East, this makes no strategic sense.Is Egypt an Ally of the U.S.?
September 16, 2012
Character is centrality, the impossibility of being displaced or overset.Essays, Second Series
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Selected for their centrality, they were furnished in a very miscellaneous way.The Island Pharisees
The path of centrality will then cross in the equatorial region.
It makes much, of course, of the centrality of mind both in well-being and pain.Modern Religious Cults and Movements
Gaius Glenn Atkins
We should like, vulgarly, to rejoice and say that the new Theory of Relativity releases us from the old obligation of centrality.Fantasia of the Unconscious
D. H. Lawrence
- the state or condition of being central
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Word Origin and History for centrality
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