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cen•tral



Pronunciation: (sen'trul), [key]
adj.
1. of or forming the center: the central hut in the village.
2. in, at, or near the center: a central position.
3. constituting something from which other related things proceed or upon which they depend: a central office.
4. principal; chief; dominant: the play's central character.
5. Anat., Zool.
a. of or pertaining to the central nervous system.
b. of or pertaining to the centrum of a vertebra.
6. Phonet.(of a speech sound) produced with the tongue articulating neither expressly forward nor in the back part of the mouth, as any of the sounds of lull.
7. Physics.(of a force) directed to or from a fixed point.

n.
(formerly)
a. a main telephone exchange.
b. a telephone operator at such an exchange.

cen•tral



Pronunciation: (sen-träl'; Sp. sen-träl'), [key]
n.,
pl. -trals, Sp. -tra•lesPronunciation: (-trä'les). [key]

(in Spanish America and the Philippines) a mill for crushing cane into raw sugar.

Cen•tral



Pronunciation: (sen'trul), [key]
n.
a region in central Scotland. 269,281. 1016 sq. mi. (2631 sq. km).

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

centraCentral African
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