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American English: /ˈsɛntrəl/
British English: /ˈsɛntr(ə)l/

Translation of central in Spanish:


  • 1 (main) 1.1
    central station the central government/bank
    el gobierno/banco central
    the car has central locking
    el coche tiene cierre centralizado (de puertas)
    Example sentences
    • In the middle of its central courtyard rises a large stupa, which once contained large Buddhist images.
    • The whole lake area is divided into five parts, the northeast, the southeast, the northwest, the southwest and the central area.
    • Council cabinet members next week are expected to approve a proposal that would see the pilot project extended to cover the Maltby and central Rotherham area.
    Example sentences
    • But the principle is central to Brown's personal election campaign.
    • He used this genuine mandate to end American's war in Korea; the issue had been central to his campaign.
    • This arrangement is based on Steiner's Fundamental Social Principle and has been central to the Camphill ethos.
    to play a central role/part in something
    jugar un papel primordial or fundamental en algo
    to be central to somethingthis is central to the success of the project
    esto es fundamental para que el proyecto sea un éxito
    his reinstatement is central to our demands
    su readmisión es uno de los puntos clave de nuestras reivindicaciones
  • 2 (in the center) 2.1
    our office is very central
    nuestra oficina está en una zona céntrica or en un lugar muy céntrico
    in central Chicago
    en el centro de Chicago
    Example sentences
    • The new capital required a secure and central location, easily accessible from all parts of the state.
    • Other advantages of our facility here are the central and easily accessible location, plus plenty of free parking.
    • Changes in user access requirements can be entered from the central location for all building occupants.
    2.2 (Anatomy) 2.3 (Linguistics)
    Example sentences
    • In view of the time required to move to more peripheral vowel positions, tense vowels tend to be peripheral and lax vowels closer to schwa, the neutral or central vowel.
    • The near-open central vowel is a type of vowel sound, used in some spoken languages.
    • Some linguists claim that it is a back vowel, others argue that it is a central vowel.


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