Meaning of CENTRAL in English
[cen.tral] adj [L centralis, fr. centrum center] (1647) 1: containing or constituting a center
2: of cardinal importance: essential, principal "the ~ character of the novel" 3 a: situated at, in, or near the center b: easily accessible from outlying districts "a ~ location for the new theater"
4. a: centrally placed and superseding separate scattered units "~ heating" b: controlling or directing local or branch activities "the ~ committee"
5: holding to a middle between extremes: moderate
6: of, relating to, or comprising the brain and spinal cord; also: originating within the central nervous system "~ deafness" -- cen.tral.ly adv
central n (1889) 1: a telephone exchange or operator
2: a central office or bureau usu. controlling others "weather ~"
Merriam-Webster English vocab. Английский словарь Merriam Webster. 2012