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Definition 1: a bar of magnetic material (as soft iron) that passes through a coil and serves to increase the inductance of the coil - [noun denoting artifact]

(core is a kind of ...) a rigid piece of metal or wood; usually used as a fastening or obstruction or weapon

"there were bars in the windows to prevent escape"

(... is part of core) (physics) a device that attracts iron and produces a magnetic field

Definition 2: the chamber of a nuclear reactor containing the fissile material where the reaction takes place - [noun denoting artifact]

(core is a kind of ...) a natural or artificial enclosed space

(... is part of core) (physics) any of several kinds of apparatus that maintain and control a nuclear reaction for the production of energy or artificial elements

Definition 3: (computer science) a tiny ferrite toroid formerly used in a random access memory to store one bit of data; now superseded by semiconductor memories - [noun denoting artifact]

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

  • each core has three wires passing through it, providing the means to select and detect the contents of each bit

Synonyms for core in the sense of this definition

(core is a kind of ...) a ring-shaped surface generated by rotating a circle around an axis that does not intersect the circle

(... is part of core) (computer science) a computer memory consisting of an array of magnetic cores; now superseded by semiconductor memories

(... is part of core) the most common computer memory which can be used by programs to perform necessary tasks while the computer is on; an integrated circuit memory chip allows information to be stored or accessed in any order and all storage locations are equally accessible

(core belongs to category ...) the branch of engineering science that studies (with the aid of computers) computable processes and structures

Definition 4: the choicest or most essential or most vital part of some idea or experience - [noun denoting cognition]

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

  • the gist of the prosecutor's argument
  • the heart and soul of the Republican Party
  • the nub of the story

Synonyms for core in the sense of this definition

(core is a kind of ...) the sum or range of what has been perceived, discovered, or learned

(... is a kind of core ) (plural) the most basic facts or elements

"he told us only the bare bones of the story"

(... is a kind of core ) (metaphysics) essential nature or underlying reality

(... is a kind of core ) the essence that makes something the kind of thing it is and makes it different from any other

(... is a kind of core ) the purest and most concentrated essence of something

(... is a kind of core ) a critically important or characteristic component

"suspense is the very stuff of narrative"

Definition 5: the central meaning or theme of a speech or literary work - [noun denoting communication]

Synonyms for core in the sense of this definition

(core is a kind of ...) the message that is intended or expressed or signified

"what is the meaning of this sentence" "the significance of a red traffic light" "the signification of Chinese characters" "the import of his announcement was ambiguous"

Definition 6: a small group of indispensable persons or things - [noun denoting group]

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

  • five periodicals make up the core of their publishing program

Synonyms for core in the sense of this definition

(core is a kind of ...) a group of things of the same kind that belong together and are so used

"a set of books" "a set of golf clubs" "a set of teeth"

(... is a kind of core ) a nucleus of military personnel capable of expansion

Definition 7: an organization founded by James Leonard Farmer in 1942 to work for racial equality - [noun denoting group]

Synonyms for core in the sense of this definition

(core is a kind of ...) an organization that is not part of the local or state or federal government

Definition 8: the center of an object - [noun denoting location]

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

  • the ball has a titanium core

(core is a kind of ...) a point equidistant from the ends of a line or the extremities of a figure

(... is a kind of core ) the hard cylindrical core that bears the kernels of an ear of corn

Definition 9: the central part of the Earth - [noun denoting object]

(core is a kind of ...) a point equidistant from the ends of a line or the extremities of a figure

Definition 10: a cylindrical sample of soil or rock obtained with a hollow drill - [noun denoting object]

(core is a kind of ...) all or part of a natural object that is collected and preserved as an example of its class

Definition 11: remove the core or center from - [verb of contact]

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

  • core an apple

(core is a kind of ...) remove the interior of

"hollow out a tree trunk"

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