- 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.
OTHER WORDS FROM centralcen·tral·ly, adverb
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Technology’s central role in driving economic growth is undeniable.
Nationals Park was almost the same distance to Syracuse, which is just east of Rochester in central New York.Nationals have a new Class AAA affiliate in Rochester Red Wings|Jesse Dougherty|November 19, 2020|Washington Post
E-scooters looked to be playing a central role in public transportation until the pandemic jolted the industry in March.E-scooters are getting computer vision to curb pedestrian collisions|Dalvin Brown|November 19, 2020|Washington Post
Eliminating China’s dependence on foreign suppliers for key technologies like semiconductors is a central focus of China’s 14th Five-Year Plan drafted in Beijing last month.China wants to make its own chips. 2 failures in 1 week show how hard that will be|claychandler|November 19, 2020|Fortune
A central finding was that indigent defense in Maine is understaffed.Maine Governor Won’t Fund Reforms for Public Defense Agency Without Accountability|by Samantha Hogan, The Maine Monitor|November 11, 2020|ProPublica
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.
Ethics, in short, may be regarded as composed of unlike halves, which unite centrally to form a whole.Man And His Ancestor|Charles Morris
This furnace stood in an inner room, centrally, twice the size of the first, unseen from the stone-cloth screen.Balsamo, The Magician|Alexander Dumas
The pencil holder consists of a stick of wood turned into a handle with a hole bored centrally for a pencil.
The two halves are then glued together, and a hole is drilled centrally on the division line for a string to pass through.
Place the sheet metal centrally over the hole in the board and set one end of the round stick in the center of the metal.
British Dictionary definitions for central
- of or relating to the central nervous system
- of or relating to the centrum of a vertebra