Definition of 'central'
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Yet central government is not doing nearly enough. Times, Sunday Times (2017)Most central and northern areas can expect fine conditions. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Only constant pressure from central government is going to produce progress. Times, Sunday Times (2016)It features a large central compartment. The Sun (2016)If they had not pressed this point, the central argument would not have held. Times, Sunday Times (2016)I live quite central in the city. The Sun (2016)This is the central point. Times, Sunday Times (2017)Indeed, it's an absolutely central part of our justice system that it remains open and transparent. The Sun (2016)UPSIDE It's in a great central location. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Usually eight chairs are placed in a central point in the room. Christianity Today (2000)You also need to play with width and stretch things as the central area will be packed. The Sun (2016)Local and central government need to get their act together. Times, Sunday Times (2012)It is a story not in fact of possibility but of one central failure. Times, Sunday Times (2015) Music was a central element to the films. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Just make sure that you go for a good central location. Times, Sunday Times (2007)The first is that it must protect its central deficit reduction policy. Times, Sunday Times (2011)The central point was that republican liberty could exist only once economic equality had been established. Democracy and its Critics - Anglo-American democratic thought in the nineteenth century (1989)This effectively blocked progress on other elements of the central area plan. Remaking Planning: the politics of urban change in the Thatcher years (1989)It has spread beyond the ability of one central bank to cure it. Times, Sunday Times (2008)It also emerged that five of the panel were either present or former members of the central committee. Times, Sunday Times (2013)They demand action by central government. Times, Sunday Times (2014) Music is central to her life. Times, Sunday Times (2007)There are grounds other than military history for examining closely the value of mobile defence and manoeuvre warfare on the central front. NATO's Changing Strategic Agenda (1990)To reach the apartment, you have to climb a large central staircase. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Not that longterm planning seems a central part of his persona, not quite yet. Times, Sunday Times (2015)It has been a similar story in Canada with blistering heat and drought in central and eastern parts. Times, Sunday Times (2011)
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Translations for 'central'
British English: central /ˈsɛntrəl/ ADJECTIVE
Something that is central is in the middle of a place or area.
- American English: central
- Arabic: مَرْكَزيّ
- Brazilian Portuguese: central
- Chinese: 中心的
- Croatian: centralan
- Czech: střední
- Danish: central
- Dutch: centraal
- European Spanish: central
- Finnish: keskeinen
- French: central
- German: zentral
- Greek: κεντρικός
- Italian: centrale
- Japanese: 中央の
- Korean: 중심의
- Norwegian: sentral
- Polish: centralny
- European Portuguese: central
- Romanian: central
- Russian: центральный
- Spanish: central
- Swedish: central
- Thai: ที่เป็นศูนย์กลาง
- Turkish: merkezi
- Ukrainian: центральний
- Vietnamese: ở trung tâm
Definition of central from the Collins English Dictionary
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