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Dictionary definition for: Central

1. (n) a workplace that serves as a telecommunications facility where lines from telephones can be connected together to permit communication

2. (s) 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. (a) in or near a center or constituting a center; the inner area; "a central position" "central heating and air conditioning"

4. (a) used in the description of a place that in the middle of another place; "the people of Central and Northern Europe" "country in central Africa"

5. (s) centrally located and easy to reach; "the central city has good bus service" "the shop has a central location"

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