cen·tral /ˈsɛntrəl/ 形容詞
Cen·tral a. Relating to the center; situated in or near the center or middle; containing the center; of or pertaining to the parts near the center; equidistant or equally accessible from certain points.
Central force Math., a force acting upon a body towards or away from a fixed or movable center.
Center sun Astron., a name given to a hypothetical body about which Mädler supposed the solar system together with all the stars in the Milky Way, to be revolving. A point near Alcyone in the Pleiades was supposed to possess characteristics of the position of such a body.
Cen·tral Cen·tra·le n. Anat. The central, or one of the central, bones of the carpus or or tarsus. In the tarsus of man it is represented by the navicular.
adj 1: serving as an essential component; "a cardinal rule"; "the
central cause of the problem"; "an example that was
fundamental to the argument"; "computers are
fundamental to modern industrial structure" [syn: cardinal,
fundamental, key, primal]
2: in or near a center or constituting a center; the inner
area; "a central position"; "central heating and air
conditioning" [ant: peripheral]
3: used in the description of a place that in the middle of
another place; "the people of Central and Northern
Europe"; "country in central Africa"
4: centrally located and easy to reach; "the central city has
good bus service"; "the shop has a central location"
n : a workplace that serves as a telecommunications facility
where lines from telephones can be connected together to
permit communication [syn: telephone exchange, exchange]