- of or relating to the central nervous system.
- of or relating to the centrum of a vertebra.
- a main telephone exchange.
- a telephone operator at such an exchange.
Examples from the Web for centrally
They don't slap height limits on attractive, centrally located neighborhoods.
Instead, he engages a series of questions that nobody is debating: * Should we have a free market or a centrally planned economy?
Swift quickly realized that Massachusetts was centrally involved.
It may translate the centrally assigned subjects and class-marks into its own system, through its own index.
Our strategic reserves must be centrally placed and readily deployable to meet sudden aggression against ourselves and our allies.
The chief of these writings do centrally enshrine the first pure illumination of that spirit.Edward Caldwell Moore|Edward Moore
They call these centrally located banks their correspondents.Up To Date Business|Various
The macronucleus is centrally placed and globular to ovoid in form.Marine Protozoa from Woods Hole|Gary N. Calkins
British Dictionary definitions for centrally
- of or relating to the central nervous system
- of or relating to the centrum of a vertebra
Word Origin and History for centrally
1640s, from French central or directly from Latin centralis "pertaining to a center," from centrum (see center (n.)). Centrally is attested perhaps as early as early 15c., which might imply a usage of central earlier than the attested date.
Slightly older is centric (1580s). As a U.S. colloquial noun for "central telephone exchange," first recorded 1889 (hence, "Hello, Central?"). Central processing unit attested from 1961. Central America is attested from 1826.