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  1. central bank a government monetary authority that issues currency and regulates the supply of credit and holds the reserves of other banks and sells new issues of securities for the government
  2. Central Park a large park in Manhattan
  3. central heating a heating system in which air or water is heated at a central furnace and sent through the building via vents or pipes and radiators
  4. Central Powers in World War I the alliance of Germany and Austria-Hungary and other nations allied with them in opposing the Allies
  5. central sulcus a brain fissure extending upward on the lateral surface of both hemispheres; separates the frontal and parietal lobes
  6. centralizing tending to draw to a central point
  7. centralising tending to draw to a central point
  8. central gyrus either of two gyri on either side of the central sulcus
  9. central body small region of cytoplasm adjacent to the nucleus
  10. control panel electrical device consisting of a flat insulated surface that contains switches and dials and meters for controlling other electrical devices
  11. central office (usually plural) the office that serves as the administrative center of an enterprise
  12. center of buoyancy (physics) the center of mass of the immersed part of ship or other floating object
  13. central chimpanzee black-faced chimpanzees of central Africa
  14. centre of buoyancy (physics) the center of mass of the immersed part of ship or other floating object
  15. center punch make a small hole in something as a guide for a drill
  16. Central Africa a landlocked country in central Africa
  17. central processor the part of a computer that does most of the data processing
  18. centralise make central
  19. sentry box a small shelter with an open front to protect a sentry from the weather
  20. Central America the isthmus joining North America and South America