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1. Situated at, in, or near the center: the central states.
2. Forming the center.
3. Having dominant or controlling power or influence: the company's central office.
4. Of basic importance; essential or principal: "Performance, including technological invention and artistic creation, will become central to education at all levels" (Frederick Turner).
5. Easily reached from various points: a central location for the new store.
6. Of or constituting a single source controlling all components of a system: central air conditioning.
7. Anatomy
a. Of, relating to, or originating from the nervous system.
b. Relating to a centrum.
8. Linguistics Articulated in the middle of the oral cavity; neither front nor back. Used of vowels, as the u in cut.
9. Holding to a moderate ideological position between two extremes.
a. A telephone exchange.
b. An operator at a telephone exchange.
a. A location or agency for the control or coordination of a group of related activities: air command central.
b. Informal A location or area of intense activity: Their apartment was party central on weekends.

[Latin centrālis, from centrum, center; see center.]

cen′tral·ly adv.
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Adv.1.centrally - in or near or toward a center or according to a central role or function; "The theater is centrally located"
peripherally - in or at or near a periphery or according to a peripheral role or function or relationship
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[ˈsentrəlɪ] ADV [positioned, located] → en el centro, en un sitio céntrico
centrally heatedcon calefacción central
centrally planned economyeconomía f de planificación central
he lives centrallyvive en el centro
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[ˈsɛntrəli] adv
[placed] → au centre; [located] → dans le centre
a centrally planned economy → une économie centralisée
centrally important → d'une importance crucialecentrally heated adjéquipé(e) du chauffage centralcentral nervous system nsystème m nerveux centralcentral processing unit n (COMPUTING)unité f centrale (de traitement)central reservation n (British) [motorway] → terre-plein m central
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advzentral; centrally heatedzentralbeheizt; centrally planned economyzentral gesteuerte or geplante Wirtschaft
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[ˈsɛntrlɪ] adv centrally heatedche ha il riscaldamento autonomo
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995


(ˈsentrəl) adjective
1. belonging to or near the centre (eg of a town). His flat is very central.
2. principal or most important. the central point of his argument.
ˈcentralize, ˈcentralise verb
to bring under one control.
ˌcentraliˈzation, ˌcentraliˈsation noun
ˈcentrally adverb
centrally situated.
central heating
heating of a building by water, steam or air through pipes from one central boiler etc.
ˌcentral ˈprocessing ˌunit noun
see CPU.
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The second point concerns the relating of our point of view to that which regards sensations as caused by stimuli external to the nervous system (or at least to the brain), and distinguishes images as "centrally excited," i.e.
We can now interpret in terms of our theory the distinction between those mental occurrences which are said to have an external stimulus, and those which are said to be "centrally excited," i.e.
This operation appeared to me to be the most laborious species of work performed in Typee; and had I possessed a sufficient intimacy with the language to have conveyed my ideas upon the subject, I should certainly have suggested to the most influential of the natives the expediency of establishing a college of vestals to be centrally located in the valley, for the purpose of keeping alive the indispensable article of fire; so as to supersede the necessity of such a vast outlay of strength and good temper, as were usually squandered on these occasions.
Realizing that the section through which we had been passing was doubtless outlying, and therefore not so built up with large structures as the more centrally located part of the old town, I felt sure that farther down the river I should find the ruins larger.
But even so, amid the tornadoed Atlantic of my being, do I myself still for ever centrally disport in mute calm; and while ponderous planets of unwaning woe revolve round me, deep down and deep inland there i still bathe me in eternal mildness of joy.
The dominant figure, both because he was bigger in all three dimensions, and because he sat centrally in the length of the table, facing me, was a tall, fat man dressed completely in black, with a rubicund, even apoplectic visage, but a rather bald and rather bothered brow.
This old paternal edifice, needy as he was, and though, being centrally situated on the principal street of the town, it would have brought him a handsome sum, the sagacious Peter had his own reasons for never parting with, either by auction or private sale.
ports Reporter KARACHI -- Fourteen centrally contracted and six additional men cricketers have been invited to attend a pre-season camp, which will commence at the National Cricket Academy (NCA) in Lahore on 19 August.
Summary: New Delhi [India], June 21 (ANI): Deputy Chief Minister of Delhi, Manish Sisodia on Thursday requested government that the Centrally Sponsored Schemes (CSS) should be funded 100 per cent by the Centre for Union Territories (UTs) with and without legislature.
The co-primary endpoints of the trial are centrally confirmed progression free survival and overall survival.
| PROPOSAL A Two main hospitals A major new urgent and planned care hospital centrally located somewhere between Narberth and St Clears, with all planned and specialist care centralised on a single site.

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