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Definition 1: the central part of a car wheel (or fan or propeller etc) through which the shaft or axle passes - [noun denoting artifact]

(hub is a kind of ...) something less than the whole of a human artifact

"the rear part of the house" "glue the two parts together"

(... is part of hub) a wheel that has a tire and rim and hubcap; used to propel the car

(... is part of hub) a fan run by an electric motor

(... is part of hub) a mechanical device that rotates to push against air or water

Definition 2: a center of activity or interest or commerce or transportation; a focal point around which events revolve - [noun denoting location]

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

  • the playground is the hub of parental supervision
  • the airport is the economic hub of the area

(hub is a kind of ...) an area that is approximately central within some larger region

"it is in the center of town" "they ran forward into the heart of the struggle" "they were in the eye of the storm"

(... is a kind of hub ) the center of a city

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