centre

Definitions of centre
  1. noun
    an area that is approximately central within some larger region
    synonyms: center, eye, heart, middle
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    City of London
    the part of London situated within the ancient boundaries; the commercial and financial center of London
    Camelot
    (Arthurian legend) the capital of King Arthur's kingdom; according to the legend, truth and goodness and beauty reigned there
    Windhoek
    capital of Namibia in the center of the country
    capital of Afghanistan
    the capital and largest city of Afghanistan; located in eastern Afghanistan
    Albanian capital
    the capital and largest city of Albania in the center of the country
    Algerian capital
    an ancient port on the Mediterranean; the capital and largest city of Algeria
    Angolan capital
    port city on Atlantic coast; the capital and largest city of Angola
    George Town
    the capital of the Cayman Islands
    capital of Antigua and Barbuda
    the capital and largest city of Antigua and Barbuda; located on the island of Antigua
    capital of Argentina
    capital and largest city of Argentina; located in eastern Argentina near Uruguay; Argentina's chief port and industrial and cultural center
    Bulgarian capital
    capital and largest city of Bulgaria located in western Bulgaria
    Rangoon
    the capital and largest city of Myanmar; located in the south near the Irrawaddy river delta
    capital of Burundi
    the capital and largest city of Burundi
    Cambodian capital
    the capital and largest city of Kampuchea
    capital of Cameroon
    the capital of Cameroon
    capital of Cape Verde
    the capital of Cape Verde on Sao Tiago Island
    capital of Central Africa
    the capital and largest city of the Central African Republic
    capital of Sri Lanka
    the capital and largest city of Sri Lanka; has one of the largest harbors in the world; is located on the western coast of the island of Ceylon
    capital of Chad
    the capital and largest city of Chad; located in the southwestern on the Shari river
    Santiago de Chile
    the capital and largest city of Chile; located in central Chile; one of the largest cities in South America
    capital of Red China
    capital of the People's Republic of China in the Hebei province in northeastern China; 2nd largest Chinese city
    capital of Taiwan
    the capital of Nationalist China; located in northern Taiwan
    capital of Colombia
    capital and largest city of Colombia; located in central Colombia on a high fertile plain
    Brazzaville
    the capital and largest city of the Republic of the Congo
    Leopoldville
    the capital of the Democratic Republic of the Congo on the Congo river opposite Brazzaville
    capital of Costa Rica
    the capital and largest city of Costa Rica
    Yamoussukro
    capital of the Ivory Coast
    capital of Guatemala
    the capital and largest city of Guatemala
    Honduran capital
    the capital and largest city of Honduras
    Salvadoran capital
    the capital and largest city of El Salvador; has suffered from recurrent earthquakes
    capital of Nicaragua
    the capital and largest city of Nicaragua
    Panamanian capital
    the capital and largest city of Panama
    capital of Mexico
    the capital and largest city of Mexico is a political and cultural and commercial and industrial center; one of the world's largest cities
    capital of Cuba
    the capital and largest city of Cuba; located in western Cuba; one of the oldest cities in the Americas
    Haitian capital
    the capital and largest city of Haiti
    capital of the Dominican Republic
    the capital and largest city of the Dominican Republic
    capital of Jamaica
    capital and largest city of Jamaica
    capital of Barbados
    capital of Barbados; a port city on the southwestern coast of Barbados
    capital of Trinidad and Tobago
    the capital and largest city of Trinidad and Tobago on the west coast of the island of Trinidad
    capital of Cyprus
    the capital and largest city of Cyprus
    Czech capital
    the capital and largest city of the Czech Republic in the western part of the country; a cultural and commercial center since the 14th century
    capital of Slovakia
    capital and largest city of Slovakia
    capital of Benin
    the capital of Benin in southwestern part of country on a coastal lagoon
    capital of Togo
    capital and largest city of Togo; located in the south on the Gulf of Guinea
    Danish capital
    the capital and largest city of Denmark; located on the island of Zealand
    capital of Djibouti
    port city on the Gulf of Aden; the capital and largest city of Djibouti
    Roseau
    the capital and largest city of Dominica
    Malabo
    the capital and largest city of Equatorial Guinea on the island of Bioko in the Gulf of Guinea
    capital of Norway
    the capital and largest city of Norway; the country's main port; located at the head of a fjord on Norway's southern coast
    capital of Sweden
    the capital and largest city of Sweden; located in southern Sweden on the Baltic
    German capital
    capital of Germany located in eastern Germany
    capital of Ecuador
    the capital of Ecuador
    Asmara
    the capital of Eritrea
    capital of Ethiopia
    the capital of Ethiopia and the country's largest city; located in central Ethiopia
    Suva
    the capital and largest city of Fiji (on Viti Levu island)
    capital of Finland
    the capital and largest city of Finland; located in southern Finland; a major port and commercial and cultural center
    capital of Greece
    the capital and largest city of Greece; named after Athena (its patron goddess)
    capital of Israel
    capital and largest city of the modern state of Israel (although its status as capital is disputed); it was captured from Jordan in 1967 in the Six Day War; a holy city for Jews and Christians and Muslims; was the capital of an ancient kingdom
    capital of Italy
    capital and largest city of Italy; on the Tiber; seat of the Roman Catholic Church; formerly the capital of the Roman Republic and the Roman Empire
    capital of Romania
    national capital and largest city of Romania in southeastern Romania
    capital of Rwanda
    the national capital and largest city of Rwanda; located in central Rwanda
    capital of Serbia and Montenegro
    capital and largest city of Serbia and Montenegro; situated on the Danube
    Ljubljana
    the capital of Slovenia
    Zagreb
    the capital of Croatia
    Edmonton
    the capital of the province of Alberta
    Victoria
    capital of the Canadian province of British Columbia on Vancouver Island
    Winnipeg
    the capital and largest city of Manitoba; located in southern Manitoba; known for severe winters
    Fredericton
    the provincial capital of New Brunswick
    Saint John's
    a port and provincial capital of Newfoundland
    Halifax
    provincial capital and largest city of Nova Scotia
    capital of Canada
    the capital of Canada (located in southeastern Ontario across the Ottawa river from Quebec)
    Toronto
    the provincial capital and largest city in Ontario (and the largest city in Canada)
    Charlottetown
    the provincial capital and largest city of Prince Edward Island
    Quebec City
    the French-speaking capital of the province of Quebec; situated on the Saint Lawrence River
    Regina
    the provincial capital of Saskatchewan
    Whitehorse
    the provincial capital of the Yukon Territory
    capital of Australia
    the capital of Australia; located in southeastern Australia
    Brisbane
    capital and largest city of Queensland state; located in the southeastern corner of Queensland on the Pacific; settled by British as a penal colony; 3rd largest city in Australia
    Sydney
    the largest Australian city located in southeastern Australia on the Tasman Sea; state capital of New South Wales; Australia's chief port
    Melbourne
    the capital of Victoria state and 2nd largest Australian city; a financial and commercial center
    Hobart
    a port and state capital of Tasmania
    Adelaide
    the state capital of South Australia
    Perth
    the state capital of Western Australia
    Darwin
    provincial capital of the Northern Territory of Australia
    Kolonia
    capital of Micronesia
    Funafuti
    capital of Tuvalu
    Bairiki
    national capital of Kiribati
    capital of Papua New Guinea
    the administrative capital and largest city of Papua New Guinea
    capital of Austria
    the capital and largest city of Austria; located on the Danube in northeastern Austria; was the home of Beethoven and Brahms and Haydn and Mozart and Schubert and Strauss
    capital of the Bahamas
    the capital of the Bahamas
    capital of Bahrain
    the capital of Bahrain; located at the northern end of Bahrain Island
    capital of Bangladesh
    the capital and largest city of Bangladesh
    capital of Belgium
    the capital and largest city of Belgium; seat of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization
    capital of Botswana
    capital and largest city of Botswana in the extreme southeast
    capital of Bolivia
    capital city in western Bolivia and the administrative seat of Bolivia's government; largest city in Bolivia
    Brazilian capital
    the capital of Brazil; a city built on the central plateau and inaugurated in 1960
    capital of the United Kingdom
    the capital and largest city of England; located on the Thames in southeastern England; financial and industrial and cultural center
    capital of Northern Ireland
    capital and largest city of Northern Ireland; the center of Protestantism in Northern Ireland
    capital of Ireland
    capital and largest city and major port of the Irish Republic
    Edinburgh
    the capital of Scotland; located in the Lothian Region on the south side of the Firth of Forth
    Cardiff
    the capital and largest city of Wales
    Egyptian capital
    the capital of Egypt and the largest city in Africa; a major port just to the south of the Nile delta; formerly the home of the Pharaohs
    capital of India
    the capital of India is a division of the old city of Delhi
    capital of Nepal
    the capital and largest city of Nepal
    capital of Tibet
    the sacred city of Lamaism; known as the Forbidden City for its former inaccessibility and hostility to strangers
    capital of Indonesia
    capital and largest city of Indonesia; located on the island of Java; founded by the Dutch in 17th century
    Iranian capital
    the capital and largest city of Iran; located in northern Iran
    capital of Iraq
    capital and largest city of Iraq; located on the Tigris River
    Japanese capital
    the capital and largest city of Japan; the economic and cultural center of Japan
    capital of Jordan
    the capital and largest city of Jordan
    capital of Kenya
    the capital and largest city of Kenya; a center for tourist safaris
    capital of Kuwait
    a seaport on the Persian Gulf and capital of Kuwait
    capital of France
    the capital and largest city of France; and international center of culture and commerce
    capital of Gabon
    the capital of Gabon
    capital of Gambia
    a port city and capital of Gambia
    capital of Ghana
    the capital and largest city of Ghana with a deep-water port
    capital of Grenada
    the capital and largest city of Grenada
    capital of Guinea
    a port and the capital of Guinea
    capital of Guinea-Bissau
    the capital of Guinea-Bissau
    Georgetown
    port city and the capital and largest city of Guyana
    capital of The Netherlands
    an industrial center and the nominal capital of the Netherlands; center of the diamond-cutting industry; seat of an important stock exchange; known for its canals and art museum
    capital of Hungary
    capital and largest city of Hungary; located on the Danube River in north-central Hungary
    capital of Iceland
    the capital and chief port of Iceland on the southwestern coast of Iceland; buildings are heated by natural hot water
    capital of North Korea
    capital of North Korea and an industrial center
    capital of South Korea
    the capital of South Korea and the largest city of Asia; located in northwestern South Korea
    Laotian capital
    the capital and largest city of Laos
    capital of Lebanon
    capital and largest city of Lebanon; located in western Lebanon on the Mediterranean
    capital of Lesotho
    the capital of Lesotho; located in northwestern Lesotho
    capital of Liberia
    the capital and chief port and largest city of Liberia
    Tarabulus Al-Gharb
    the capital and chief port and largest city of Libya; in northwestern Libya on the Mediterranean Sea; founded by the Phoenicians in the 7th century BC
    capital of Liechtenstein
    the capital and largest city of Liechtenstein
    capital of Luxembourg
    the capital and largest city of Luxembourg
    Skoplje
    capital of modern Macedonia
    capital of Madagascar
    the capital and largest city of Madagascar
    capital of Malawi
    the capital of Malawi; located in south central Malawi
    capital of Malaysia
    Malaysia's sparkling new capital
    Male
    the capital of Maldives in the center of the islands
    Bamako
    the capital of Mali; located in the south on the Niger
    capital of Malta
    the capital of Malta; located on the northeastern coast of the island
    Nouakchott
    capital of Mauritania; located in western Mauritania near the Atlantic coast
    Port Louis
    capital and chief port of Mauritius; located on the northwestern coast of the island
    Monaco-Ville
    the capital of Monaco
    capital of Mongolia
    the capital and largest city of Mongolia
    capital of Morocco
    the capital of Morocco; located in the northwestern on the Atlantic coast
    capital of Mozambique
    the capital and largest city of Mozambique
    capital of New Zealand
    the capital of New Zealand
    capital of Niger
    the capital and largest city of Niger
    capital of Nigeria
    capital of Nigeria in the center of the country
    capital of Oman
    a port on the Gulf of Oman and capital of the sultanate of Oman
    capital of Pakistan
    the capital of Pakistan in the north on a plateau; the site was chosen in 1959
    capital of Paraguay
    the capital and chief port of Paraguay
    capital of Peru
    capital and largest city and economic center of Peru; located in western Peru; was capital of the Spanish empire in the New World until the 19th century
    capital of the Philippines
    the capital and largest city of the Philippines; located on southern Luzon
    capital of Poland
    the capital and largest city of Poland; located in central Poland
    capital of Portugal
    capital and largest city and economic and cultural center of Portugal; a major port in western Portugal on Tagus River where it broadens and empties into the Atlantic
    capital of Qatar
    the capital and chief port of Qatar
    Basseterre
    the capital of Saint Kitts and Nevis on the island of Saint Christopher
    Castries
    a port on the island of Saint Lucia; capital and largest city of Saint Lucia
    Kingstown
    the capital of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines; on Saint Vincent
    capital of Western Samoa
    the capital of Western Samoa
    capital of San Marino
    the capital and only city of San Marino
    Sao Tome
    capital of Sao Tome and Principe
    capital of Saudi Arabia
    joint capital (with Mecca) of Saudi Arabia located in the central oasis; largest city in Saudi Arabia
    capital of Senegal
    the capital and chief port and largest city of Senegal
    capital of Seychelles
    port city and the capital of Seychelles
    capital of Sierra Leone
    port city and the capital and largest city of Sierra Leone
    capital of Singapore
    the capital of Singapore; one of the world's biggest ports
    Honiara
    national capital of Solomon Islands
    capital of Somalia
    the capital and largest city of Somalia; a port on the Indian Ocean
    capital of South Africa
    city in the Transvaal; the seat of the executive branch of the government of South Africa
    capital of the Russian Federation
    a city of central European Russia; formerly capital of both the Soviet Union and Soviet Russia; since 1991 the capital of the Russian Federation
    capital of Belarus
    the capital of Belarus and of the Commonwealth of Independent States
    capital of Estonia
    a port city on the Gulf of Finland that is the capital and largest city of Estonia
    capital of Latvia
    a port city on the Gulf of Riga that is the capital and largest city of Latvia; formerly a member of the Hanseatic League
    capital of Lithuania
    the capital and largest city of Lithuania; located in southeastern Lithuania
    capital of Moldova
    the capital of Moldova
    capital of the Ukraine
    capital and largest city of the Ukraine; a major manufacturing and transportation center
    capital of Armenia
    capital of Armenia
    capital of Azerbaijan
    a port city on the Caspian Sea that is the capital of Azerbaijan and an important center for oil production
    capital of Georgia
    the capital and largest city of Georgia on the Kura river
    capital of Kazakhstan
    remote city of Kazakhstan that (ostensibly for security reasons) was made the capital in 1998
    capital of Kyrgyzstan
    the capital of Kyrgyzstan (known as Frunze 1926-1991)
    capital of Tajikistan
    the capital of Tajikistan; formerly Stalinabad 1926-1991
    capital of Turkmenistan
    the capital and largest city of Turkmenistan
    capital of Uzbek
    the capital of Uzbekistan
    capital of Spain
    the capital and largest city situated centrally in Spain; home of an outstanding art museum
    capital of Sudan
    the capital of Sudan located at the confluence of the Blue Nile and White Nile
    capital of Suriname
    the capital and largest city and major port of Surinam
    capital of Swaziland
    capital of Swaziland; located in northwestern Swaziland
    capital of Switzerland
    the capital of Switzerland; located in western Switzerland
    capital of Syria
    an ancient city (widely regarded as the world's oldest) and present capital and largest city of Syria; according to the New Testament, the Apostle Paul (then known as Saul) underwent a dramatic conversion on the road to Damascus
    capital of Tanzania
    the capital and largest port city of Tanzania on the Indian Ocean
    capital of Thailand
    the capital and largest city and chief port of Thailand; a leading city in southeastern Asia; noted for Buddhist architecture
    capital of Tunisia
    the capital and principal port of Tunisia
    capital of Turkey
    the capital of Turkey; located in west-central Turkey; it was formerly known as Angora and is the home of Angora goats
    capital of Uganda
    the capital and largest city of Uganda on the north shore of Lake Victoria
    United Arab Emirates's capital
    a sheikhdom of eastern Arabia and capital of the United Arab Emirates
    capital of Alabama
    the state capital of Alabama on the Mobile River
    capital of Alaska
    the state capital of Alaska
    capital of Arizona
    the state capital and largest city located in south central Arizona; situated in a former desert that has become a prosperous agricultural area thanks to irrigation
    capital of Arkansas
    the state capital and largest city of Arkansas in the central part of Arkansas on the Arkansas River
    capital of California
    a city in north central California 75 miles to the northeast of San Francisco on the Sacramento River; capital of California
    capital of Colorado
    the state capital and largest city of Colorado; located in central Colorado on the South Platte river
    capital of Connecticut
    the state capital of Connecticut; located in central Connecticut on the Connecticut river; a center of the insurance business
    capital of Delaware
    the capital of the state of Delaware
    capital of the United States
    the capital of the United States in the District of Columbia and a tourist mecca; George Washington commissioned Charles L'Enfant to lay out the city in 1791
    capital of Florida
    capital of the state of Florida; located in northern Florida
    capital of Georgia
    state capital and largest city of Georgia; chief commercial center of the southeastern United States; was plundered and burned by Sherman's army during the American Civil War
    capital of Hawaii
    the capital and largest city of Hawaii; located on a large bay on the island of Oahu
    capital of Idaho
    the capital and largest city of Idaho
    capital of Illinois
    capital of the state of Illinois
    capital of Indiana
    the capital and largest city of Indiana; a major commercial center in the country's heartland; site of an annual 500-mile automobile race
    capital of Iowa
    the capital and largest city in Iowa
    capital of Kansas
    the capital of the state of Kansas; located in eastern Kansas on the Kansas river
    capital of Kentucky
    the capital of Kentucky; located in northern Kentucky
    capital of Louisiana
    capital of Louisiana
    capital of Maine
    the capital of the state of Maine
    capital of Maryland
    state capital of Maryland; site of the United States Naval Academy
    capital of Massachusetts
    state capital and largest city of Massachusetts; a major center for banking and financial services
    capital of Michigan
    capital of the state of Michigan; located in southern Michigan on the Grand River
    capital of Minnesota
    capital of the state of Minnesota; located in southeastern Minnesota on the Mississippi river adjacent to Minneapolis; one of the Twin Cities
    capital of Mississippi
    capital of the state of Mississippi on the Pearl River
    capital of Missouri
    capital of the state of Missouri; located in central Missouri on the Missouri river
    capital of Montana
    capital of the state of Montana; located in western Montana
    capital of Nebraska
    capital of the state of Nebraska; located in southeastern Nebraska; site of the University of Nebraska
    capital of Nevada
    capital of the state of Nevada; located in western Nevada
    capital of New Hampshire
    capital of the state of New Hampshire; located in south central New Hampshire on the Merrimack river
    capital of New Jersey
    capital of the state of New Jersey; located in western New Jersey on the Delaware river
    capital of New Mexico
    capital of the state of New Mexico; located in north central New Mexico
    capital of New York
    state capital of New York; located in eastern New York State on the west bank of the Hudson river
    capital of North Carolina
    capital of the state of North Carolina; located in the east central part of the North Carolina
    capital of North Dakota
    capital of the state of North Dakota; located in south central North Dakota overlooking the Missouri river
    capital of Ohio
    the state capital of Ohio; located in the center of the state; site of Ohio State University
    capital of Oklahoma
    capital and largest city of Oklahoma; the economy is based on oil and livestock
    capital of Oregon
    capital of the state of Oregon in the northwestern part of the state on the Willamette River
    capital of Pennsylvania
    capital of Pennsylvania; located in southern part of state
    capital of Rhode Island
    the capital and largest city of Rhode Island; located in northeastern Rhode Island on Narragansett Bay; site of Brown University
    capital of South Carolina
    capital and largest city in South Carolina; located in central South Carolina
    capital of South Dakota
    capital of the state of South Dakota; located in central South Dakota on the Missouri river
    capital of Tennessee
    capital of the state of Tennessee; located in the north central part of the state on the Cumberland River; known for country music
    capital of Texas
    state capital of Texas on the Colorado River; site of the University of Texas
    capital of Utah
    the capital and largest city of Utah; located near the Great Salt Lake in north central Utah; world capital of the Mormon Church
    capital of Vermont
    capital of the state of Vermont; located in north central Vermont
    capital of Virginia
    capital of the state of Virginia located in the east central part of the state; was capital of the Confederacy during the American Civil War
    capital of Washington
    capital of the state of Washington; located in western Washington on Puget Sound
    capital of West Virginia
    state capital of West Virginia in the central part of the state on the Kanawha river
    capital of Wisconsin
    capital of the state of Wisconsin; located in the southern part of state; site of the main branch of the University of Wisconsin
    capital of Wyoming
    the capital and largest city of Wyoming; located in the southeastern corner of the state
    capital of Uruguay
    the capital and largest city of Uruguay; a cosmopolitan city and one of the busiest ports in South America
    capital of Vanuatu
    capital of Vanuatu
    State of the Vatican City
    the smallest sovereign state in the world; the see of the Pope (as the Bishop of Rome); home of the Pope and the central administration of the Roman Catholic Church; achieved independence from Italy in 1929
    capital of Venezuela
    the capital and largest city of Venezuela
    capital of Vietnam
    the capital city of Vietnam; located in North Vietnam
    Sana'a
    the capital and largest city of Yemen; on the central plateau
    capital of Zambia
    the capital and largest city of Zambia
    capital of Zimbabwe
    the capital and largest city of Zimbabwe
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    center stage, centre stage
    the central area on a theater stage
    central city, city center, city centre
    the central part of a city
    storm center, storm centre
    the central area or place of lowest barometric pressure within a storm
    financial center
    the part of a city where financial institutions are centered
    hub
    a center of activity or interest or commerce or transportation; a focal point around which events revolve
    inner city
    the older and more populated and (usually) poorer central section of a city
    medical center
    the part of a city where medical facilities are centered
    midfield
    (sports) the middle part of a playing field (as in football or lacrosse)
    seat
    a center of authority (as a city from which authority is exercised)
    midstream
    the middle of a stream
    capital
    a seat of government
    civic center, down town, municipal center
    the center of a city
    county courthouse, county seat
    the town or city that is the seat of government for a county
    county town, shire town
    the town or city that is the seat of government for a shire
    see
    the seat within a bishop's diocese where his cathedral is located
    type of:
    area, country
    a particular geographical region of indefinite boundary (usually serving some special purpose or distinguished by its people or culture or geography)
  2. noun
    a point equidistant from the ends of a line or the extremities of a figure
    synonyms: center, midpoint
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    bight
    the middle part of a slack rope (as distinguished from its ends)
    center of curvature, centre of curvature
    the center of the circle of curvature
    bowels
    the center of the Earth
    bull, bull's eye
    the center of a target
    center of gravity, centre of gravity
    the point within something at which gravity can be considered to act; in uniform gravity it is equal to the center of mass
    center of mass, centre of mass
    point representing the mean position of the matter in a body
    core
    the center of an object
    navel, navel point
    the center point or middle of something
    nombril
    the center point on a shield
    core
    the central part of the Earth
    nucleus
    the positively charged dense center of an atom
    nucleus
    (astronomy) the center of the head of a comet; consists of small solid particles of ice and frozen gas that vaporizes on approaching the sun to form the coma and tail
    center of buoyancy, center of immersion, centre of buoyancy, centre of immersion
    (physics) the center of mass of the immersed part of ship or other floating object
    center of flotation, centre of flotation
    the center of gravity of a floating object
    barycenter
    (astronomy) the common center of mass around which two or more bodies revolve
    centroid
    the center of mass of an object of uniform density
    corn cob, corncob
    the hard cylindrical core that bears the kernels of an ear of corn
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    point
    the precise location of something; a spatially limited location
  3. noun
    the choicest or most essential or most vital part of some idea or experience
    synonyms: center, core, essence, gist, heart, heart and soul, inwardness, kernel, marrow, meat, nitty-gritty, nub, pith, substance, sum
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    bare bones
    (plural) the most basic facts or elements
    hypostasis
    (metaphysics) essential nature or underlying reality
    haecceity, quiddity
    the essence that makes something the kind of thing it is and makes it different from any other
    quintessence
    the purest and most concentrated essence of something
    stuff
    a critically important or characteristic component
    type of:
    cognitive content, content, mental object
    the sum or range of what has been perceived, discovered, or learned
  4. noun
    the object upon which interest and attention focuses
    synonyms: center, center of attention, centre of attention
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    conversation piece
    something interesting that stimulates conversation
    crosshairs
    a center of interest
    cynosure
    something that strongly attracts attention and admiration
    eye-catcher
    a striking person or thing that attracts attention
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    object
    the focus of cognitions or feelings
  5. verb
    move into the center
    synonyms: center
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    displace, move
    cause to move or shift into a new position or place, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense
  6. verb
    direct one's attention on something
    synonyms: center, concentrate, focus, pore, rivet
    rivet
    hold (someone's attention)
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    absorb, engross, engulf, immerse, plunge, soak up, steep
    devote (oneself) fully to
    recall
    cause one's (or someone else's) thoughts or attention to return from a reverie or digression
    think
    focus one's attention on a certain state
    zoom in
    examine closely; focus one's attention on
    hear, listen, take heed
    listen and pay attention
    drink, drink in
    be fascinated or spell-bound by; pay close attention to
    incline
    bend or turn (one's ear) towards a speaker in order to listen well
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    cerebrate, cogitate, think
    use or exercise the mind or one's power of reason in order to make inferences, decisions, or arrive at a solution or judgments
  7. noun
    a place where some particular activity is concentrated
    synonyms: center
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    nerve center, nerve centre
    a center that provides information and control
    capital
    a center that is associated more than any other with some activity or product
    type of:
    place, property
    any area set aside for a particular purpose
  8. noun
    a building dedicated to a particular activity
    synonyms: center
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    burn center
    a center where patients with severe burns can be treated
    call center, call centre
    a center equipped to handle a large volume of telephone calls (especially for taking orders or serving customers)
    civic center, community center
    a center where the members of a community can gather for social or cultural activities
    conference center, conference house
    a center where conferences can be conducted
    control center
    the operational center for a group of related activities
    research center, research facility
    a center where research is done
    service club
    a recreational center for servicemen
    settlement house
    a center in an underprivileged area that provides community services
    student center
    a center for student activities at a college or university
    type of:
    building, edifice
    a structure that has a roof and walls and stands more or less permanently in one place
  9. noun
    a cluster of nerve cells governing a specific bodily process
    synonyms: center, nerve center, nerve centre
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    auditory center
    the part of the brain (in a fold of the cerebral cortex of the temporal lobe on both sides of the brain) that receives impulses from the ear by way of the auditory nerve
    olfactory brain, rhinencephalon
    a center in the cerebral hemispheres that governs the sense of smell in lower animals; in humans it seems to mediate complex emotional behavior
    Broca's area, Broca's center, Broca's convolution, Broca's gyrus, convolution of Broca
    the motor speech center in the left hemisphere of the brain in most people
    Wernicke's area, Wernicke's center
    the auditory word center; located in the posterior part of the superior temporal convolution in most people
    superior colliculus
    an essential visual center between the retina and the striate cortex
    inferior colliculus
    an essential auditory center in the midbrain
    respiratory center
    the center in the medulla oblongata and pons that integrates sensory information about the level of oxygen and carbon dioxide in the blood and determines the signals to be sent to the respiratory muscles
    type of:
    neural structure
    a structure that is part of the nervous system
  10. noun
    the sweet central portion of a piece of candy that is enclosed in chocolate or some other covering
    synonyms: center
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    type of:
    confection, sweet
    a food rich in sugar
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