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cen‧tral S1 W1


[only before noun, no comparative] in the middle of an area or an object:
He lives in central London.
The roof is supported by a central column.

from one place

[only before noun, no comparative]PG used about the part of an organization, system etc which controls the rest of it, or its work:
the party's central office
the system's central control unit
central planning


more important and having more influence than anything else
central to
values which are central to our society
Owen played a central role in the negotiations.
His ideas were of central importance in the development of the theory.
central idea/theme/concern etc
Education has become a central issue in public debate.

easy access

a place that is central is easy to reach because it is near the middle of a town or area:
It's very central, just five minutes walk from the main square.

party/comedy etc central

informal a place where something is happening a lot:
Tim's house became party central for the band and their friends.
centrally adverb:
Our office is centrally situated.
All data is held centrally.
centrality noun [uncountable]

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