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central British & World English

At the point or in the area that is in the middle of something

central English Thesaurus

a Roman basilica always occupied a central position

central bank British & World English

A national bank that provides financial and banking services for its country’s government and commercial banking system, as well as implementing the government’s monetary policy and issuing currency

central city British & World English

A heavily populated city at the center of a large metropolitan area

Central Park British & World English

A large public park in the centre of Manhattan in New York City

Central time British & World English

The standard time in a zone that includes the central states of the US and parts of central Canada, specifically:

Central America British & World English

The southernmost part of North America, linking the continent to South America and consisting of the countries of Guatemala, Belize, Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and Panama

central casting British & World English

An agency or department that supplies actors for minor, usually stereotypical or generic film roles

Central Command British & World English

A US military strike force consisting of units from the army, air force, and navy, established in 1979 (as the Rapid Deployment Force) to operate in the Middle East and North Africa

central heating British & World English

A system for warming a building by heating water or air in one place and circulating it through pipes and radiators or vents

central locking British & World English

A locking system in a motor vehicle which enables the locks of all doors to be operated simultaneously

Central Powers British & World English

The alliance of Germany, Austria-Hungary, Turkey, and Bulgaria during the First World War

Central Valley British & World English

A lowland in central California that is drained in the north by the Sacramento River and also is called the Sacramento Valley. In the south, it is called the San Joaquin Valley

Massif Central British & World English

A mountainous plateau in south central France. Covering almost one sixth of the country, it rises to a height of 1,887 m (6,188 ft) at Puy de Sancy in the Auvergne

Central America New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

Guatemala, Belize, Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and Panama

Central Powers New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

Germany, Austria–Hungary, Turkey, and Bulgaria in WWI

Massif Central New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

mountainous plateau in south central France

central tendency British & World English

The tendency for the values of a random variable to cluster round its mean, mode, or median

central reservation British & World English

The strip of land between the carriageways of a motorway or other major road

Central European Time British & World English

The standard time based on the mean solar time at the meridian 15° E, used in central and western continental Europe. It is one hour ahead of GMT

Central African Republic British & World English

A country of central Africa; population 4,511,500 (est. 2009); languages, French (official), Sango; capital, Bangui. Formerly a French colony, it became a republic within the French Community in 1958 and a fully independent state in 1960

Central Criminal Court British & World English

Official name for Old Bailey.

central nervous system British & World English

The complex of nerve tissues that controls the activities of the body. In vertebrates it comprises the brain and spinal cord

central processing unit British & World English

The part of a computer in which operations are controlled and executed

Central Intelligence Agency British & World English

A federal agency in the US responsible for coordinating government intelligence activities. Established in 1947 and originally intended to operate only overseas, it has since also operated in the US

United Provinces of Central America British & World English

A former federal republic in Central America, formed in 1823 to unite the states of Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, and Costa Rica, all newly independent from Spain. The federation collapsed in 1838

Organization of Central American States British & World English

An association of Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, and Costa Rica founded in 1951 for economic and political cooperation

central processor in central processing unit British & World English

The part of a computer in which operations are controlled and executed

central stoneroller in stoneroller British & World English

A small freshwater fish of the minnow family that uses the hard ridge on its lower jaw to scrape food, especially algae, from rocks

Central Casting Corporation in central casting British & World English

An agency or department that supplies actors for minor, usually stereotypical or generic film roles


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