Meaning of CENTRAL in English


transcription, транскрипция: [ sentrəl ]

Frequency: The word is one of the 700 most common words in English.


Something that is central is in the middle of a place or area.

...Central America’s Caribbean coast...

...a rich woman living in central London.


• cen‧tral‧ly

The main cabin has its full-sized double bed centrally placed with plenty of room around it.

ADV : ADV -ed , ADV after v


A place that is central is easy to reach because it is in the centre of a city, town, or particular area.

...a central location in the capital.


• cen‧tral‧ly

...this centrally located hotel, situated on the banks of the Marne Canal.

ADV : ADV -ed , ADV after v


A central group or organization makes all the important decisions that are followed throughout a larger organization or a country.

There is a lack of trust towards the central government in Rome.

...the central committee of the Cuban communist party.


• cen‧tral‧ly

This is a centrally planned economy.

ADV : ADV -ed , ADV after v


The central person or thing in a particular situation is the most important one.

Black dance music has been central to mainstream pop since the early ’60s.

...a central part of their culture.

ADJ : oft ADJ to n

• cen‧tral‧ity

The centrality of the German economy to the welfare of Europe must be recognised.

N-UNCOUNT : usu N of n

• cen‧tral‧ly

In her memoirs Naomi is quick to acknowledge that her grandmother was centrally important in her venture as a writer.

ADV : ADV with cl / group , ADV after v

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