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centre British & World English

The point that is equally distant from every point on the circumference of a circle or sphere

Centre British & World English

A region of central France, including the cities of Orleans, Tours, and Chartres

be centred in in centre British & World English

Occur mainly in or around (a specified place)

call centre British & World English

An office in which large numbers of telephone calls are handled, especially one providing the customer services functions of a large organization

centre back British & World English

A defender who plays in the middle of the field

centre bit British & World English

A drill bit with a central point and side cutters

centre half British & World English

another term for centre back.

centre line British & World English

A real or imaginary line through the centre of something, especially one following an axis of symmetry

cost centre British & World English

A part of an organization to which costs may be charged for accounting purposes

city centre British & World English

The central part or main business and commercial area of a city

data centre British & World English

A large group of networked computer servers typically used by organizations for the remote storage, processing, or distribution of large amounts of data

day centre British & World English

A place providing care and recreation facilities for those who cannot be fully independent

dead centre British & World English

The exact centre of something

off-centre British & World English

Not quite in the centre of something

play centre British & World English

A place separate from school where children can play under supervision

law centre British & World English

(In the UK) an independent publicly funded advisory service on legal matters

centre field British & World English

The central part of the outfield

centre punch British & World English

A tool consisting of a metal rod with a conical point for making an indentation, to allow a drill to make a hole at the same spot without slipping

centre spread British & World English

The two facing middle pages of a newspaper or magazine

centre stage British & World English

The centre of a stage

civic centre British & World English

The area in the centre of a town where municipal offices and other public buildings are situated

garden centre British & World English

An establishment where plants and gardening equipment are sold

music centre British & World English

A device that combines a radio and record or CD player

nerve centre British & World English

A group of closely connected nerve cells that perform a particular function; a ganglion

profit centre British & World English

A part of an organization with assignable revenues and costs and hence ascertainable profitability

remand centre British & World English

(In the UK and Canada) an institution in which people accused of a crime are held in custody while awaiting trial

storm centre British & World English

The central point around which controversy or trouble happens

speech centre British & World English

A region of the brain involved in the comprehension or production of speech

hawker centre British & World English

(In South East Asia) a market at which individual vendors sell ready-to-eat food from small booths

health centre British & World English

A building or establishment housing local medical services or the practice of a group of doctors

centre forward British & World English

An attacker who plays in the middle of the field

Pompidou Centre British & World English

A modern art gallery, exhibition centre, and concert hall in Paris, designed by Sir Richard Rogers and the Italian architect Renzo Piano (b.1937) and opened in 1977

satiety centre British & World English

An area of the brain situated in the hypothalamus and concerned with the regulation of food intake

shopping centre British & World English

An area or complex of shops

leisure centre British & World English

A large public building with many different sports and exercise facilities

attendance centre British & World English

(In the UK) a place to which young offenders are ordered by a court to report regularly for a set period, as a minor penalty

Beaubourg Centre British & World English

another name for Pompidou Centre.

centre of mass in centre British & World English

A point representing the mean position of the matter in a body or system

centre of mass British & World English

A point representing the mean position of the matter in a body or system

community centre British & World English

A place where people from a particular neighbourhood can meet for social events, education classes, or recreational activities

detention centre British & World English

An institution for the short-term detention of illegal immigrants, refugees, people awaiting trial or sentence, or (formerly in the UK) young offenders

drop-in centre British & World English

A place run by a welfare agency or charity where people may call casually for advice or assistance

reception centre British & World English

A hostel providing temporary accommodation for distressed people such as refugees, the homeless, and those with psychiatric difficulties

centre of buoyancy in centre British & World English

The centroid of the immersed part of a ship or other floating body

centre of gravity in centre British & World English

A point from which the weight of a body or system may be considered to act. In uniform gravity it is the same as the centre of mass

centre of pressure in centre British & World English

A point on a surface through which the resultant force due to pressure passes

centre of buoyancy British & World English

The centroid of the immersed part of a ship or other floating body

centre of gravity British & World English

A point from which the weight of a body or system may be considered to act. In uniform gravity it is the same as the centre of mass

centre of pressure British & World English

A point on a surface through which the resultant force due to pressure passes

rape crisis centre British & World English

An agency offering advice and support to victims of violent sexual crime


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