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.
a. a main telephone exchange.
b. a telephone operator at such an exchange.
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.
Pronunciation: (sen'trul),[key] —n. a region in central Scotland. 269,281. 1016 sq. mi. (2631 sq. km).