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the centre of the room
Libourne is at the very centre of the wine-making region.
We caught a bus into the centre.
a hotel close to the centre of Edinburgh
Follow the signs to the town centre.
city centre shops
a health/job centre
the local Tourist Information Centre
the National Exhibition Centre
You should contact the visitor centre before you go.
attempts to make Prague a cultural centre
one of the world's most important financial centres
the greatest centre of learning in northern Europe
The town is a major centre for the American book publishing trade.
This is the British English definition of centre. View American English definition of centre.
a part of an atom that moves around the nucleus (=centre) and has a negative electrical charge
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