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adjective central pronunciation in American English /ˈsentrəl/
  1. 1
    [only before noun] the central part of a place is the area in the middle of it
    They live in central Boston.
    some regions of central and eastern Asia
    1. a.
      [only before noun] a central place is in the middle of something
      The hotel’s rooms are built around a central courtyard.
    2. b.
      used for saying that something is in the middle of an area, so it is very convenient for using stores, theaters, etc.
      My apartment is very central.
      a central location: All hotels have been specially selected for their central location.
  2. 2
    a central idea, aspect, system, etc. is one of the main ones that is used or needed
    He played a central role in the development of U.S. economic policy.
    a central feature: Political life has changed since broadcasting became a central feature of our lives.
    central to: Her work remains central to an understanding of this period of history.
    central in: issues that are central in the lives of women prisoners
    of central importance (=very important): Listening skills are of central importance to a child’s development.
  3. 3
    [only before noun] central control comes from one main organization that usually tells a lot of smaller organizations what they should do
    The system is subject to massive and increasing central control.
    1. b.
      used in the names of organizations
      the Central Intelligence Agency

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 central pronunciation in American English /senˈtrælɪti/ noun [uncountable]


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