What does central mean?

Definitions for centralˈsɛn trəl

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word central.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. central, telephone exchange, exchange(adj)

    a workplace that serves as a telecommunications facility where lines from telephones can be connected together to permit communication

  2. cardinal, central, fundamental, key, primal(adj)

    serving as an essential component

    "a cardinal rule"; "the central cause of the problem"; "an example that was fundamental to the argument"; "computers are fundamental to modern industrial structure"

  3. central(adj)

    in or near a center or constituting a center; the inner area

    "a central position"

Wiktionary

  1. central(Adjective)

    being in the centre

  2. central(Adjective)

    being the most important

  3. central(Adjective)

    having or containing the centre of something

  4. Origin: From centralis.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Central(adj)

    relating to the center; situated in or near the center or middle; containing the center; of or pertaining to the parts near the center; equidistant or equally accessible from certain points

  2. Central(noun)

    alt. of Centrale

  3. Origin: [L. centralis, fr. centrum: cf. F. central. See Center.]

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'central' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #464

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'central' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1048

  3. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'central' in Adjectives Frequency: #54

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of central in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of central in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Peter Drucker:

    The individual is the central, rarest, most precious capital resource of our society.

  2. Andra Addison:

    The Central Library is one of the most beautiful modern buildings in Seattle, and The Central Library really celebrates the people.

  3. Vladimir Putin:

    We - from the executive power level - do not meddle in the policy of the central bank, The central bank, in accordance with the law, conducts an independent policy. But of course we look carefully at what is happening.

  4. Ronald Reagan:

    My fellow Americans, I must speak to you tonight about a mounting danger in Central America that threatens the security of the United States. This danger will not go away it will grow worse, much worse, if we fail to take action now.

  5. Alexandre Baradez:

    It comes right after China's disappointing PMI figures showing that manufacturing activity is getting dangerously close to contraction, China's central bank is now following the path of the Fed, the ECB and the BoJ. Central banks are really driving markets.

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