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Definition 1: a workplace that serves as a telecommunications facility where lines from telephones can be connected together to permit communication - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for central in the sense of this definition

(central is a kind of ...) a place where work is done

"he arrived at work early today"

(... is a kind of central ) (CENTRal EXchange) a kind of telephone exchange

(... is a kind of central ) telephone central where circuits are completed with patchcords

(... is part of central) a communication system that transmits sound between distant points

Definition 2: in or near a center or constituting a center; the inner area - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where central or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a central position

(central is similar to ...) located in the middle part of a ship or aircraft

(central is similar to ...) being in the exact middle

(central is similar to ...) relating to or situated in or extending toward the middle

(central is similar to ...) having or localized centrally at a focus

"focal point" "focal infection"

(central is similar to ...) having or situated at or near a center

(central is similar to ...) being or placed in the center

(central is similar to ...) equally distant from the extremes

(central is similar to ...) having two foci

"bifocal eyeglasses"

(central is similar to ...) having two centers

(central is similar to ...) constituting or like a nucleus

"annexation of the suburban fringe by the nuclear metropolis" "the nuclear core of the congregation"

Definition 3: serving as an essential component - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where central or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a cardinal rule
  • the central cause of the problem
  • an example that was fundamental to the argument
  • computers are fundamental to modern industrial structure

Synonyms for central in the sense of this definition

(central is similar to ...) of great significance or value

"important people" "the important questions of the day"

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