Meaning of CENTRAL in English
— centrally , adv.
/sen"treuhl/ , adj.
1. of or forming the center: the central hut in the village.
2. in, at, or near the center: a central position.
3. constituting something from which other related things proceed or upon which they depend: a central office.
4. principal; chief; dominant: the play's central character.
5. Anat. , Zool.
a. of or pertaining to the central nervous system.
b. of or pertaining to the centrum of a vertebra.
6. Phonet. (of a speech sound) produced with the tongue articulating neither expressly forward nor in the back part of the mouth, as any of the sounds of lull.
7. Physics. (of a force) directed to or from a fixed point.
a. a main telephone exchange.
b. a telephone operator at such an exchange.
[ 1640-50; centralis, equiv. to centr ( um ) CENTER + -alis -AL 1 ]
Syn. 4. major, main, key, leading, primary.
/sen trahl"/ ; Sp. /sen trddahl"/ , n. , pl. centrals , Sp. centrales /-trddah"les/ .
(in Spanish America and the Philippines) a mill for crushing cane into raw sugar.
[ central CENTRAL 1 ]
Random House Webster's Unabridged English dictionary. Полный английский словарь Вебстер - Random House . 2012