- cen|tral|i|ty «sehn TRAL uh tee», noun.central position or character: »
Figurative. Clear grasp of ideas, centrality of purpose (W. M. Rossetti).
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cen´tral|iz´er — cen|tral|ize «SEHN truh lyz», verb, ized, iz|ing. –v.t. 1. to bring to or toward a center; locate in a center. 2. to gather together at a center; concentrate: »The administration of the city schools was centralized during Mayor Jones term of… … Useful english dictionary
cen|tral — «SEHN truhl», adjective, noun. –adj. 1. of the center; being or forming the center: »the central mass of the atom. The sun is central in the solar system. SYNONYM(S): focal. 2. at the center; near the center: »the quicker central flow in a pipe,… … Useful english dictionary
cen|tral|ly — «SEHN truh lee», adverb. at the center; near the center: »The business district is centrally located … Useful english dictionary
cen|tral|ize — «SEHN truh lyz», verb, ized, iz|ing. –v.t. 1. to bring to or toward a center; locate in a center. 2. to gather together at a center; concentrate: »The administration of the city schools was centralized during Mayor Jones term of office. 3. to… … Useful english dictionary
cen|tral|ism — «SEHN truh lihz uhm», noun. a theory or principle of centralizing control, especially in a government. –cen´tralist, noun … Useful english dictionary
cen|tral-fire — «SEHN truhl FYR», adjective. = center fire. (Cf. ↑center fire) … Useful english dictionary
cen|tral|ise — «SEHN truh lyz», transitive verb, intransitive verb, ised, is|ing. Especially British, centralize … Useful english dictionary
cen|tral|is|tic — «SEHN truh LIHS tihk», adjective. of centralism; having to do with or favoring centralism … Useful english dictionary
cen|tral|i|za|tion — «SEHN truh luh ZAY shuhn», noun. 1. the coming or bringing to a center. 2. a gathering together at a center: »Centralization of medical services may prevent waste of effort. 3. a bringing together under the control of a single authority: »the… … Useful english dictionary
cen|tral|ness — «SEHN truhl nihs», n, = centrality. (Cf. ↑centrality) … Useful english dictionary