centre

centre cen‧tre [ˈsentə ǁ -ər] , center noun [countable]
1. COMMERCE the place where most of the important things connected with a business or activity happen:

• Bahrain has become a major international banking centre.

centre of

• plans to turn the town into a centre of high-tech inward investment

ˈcost ˌcentre , cost center ACCOUNTING COMMERCE
part of a business that is used as a unit to calculate the costs related to operating it:

• The company is splitting itself into four cost centres and four profit centres.

fiˈnancial ˌcentre , financial center FINANCE
1. [countable] a city where there are a lot of financial activities, such as banking and insurance. A financial centre may also have a stockmarket, currency market etc:

• If the UK does not enter the euro, it could harm London's standing as an international financial centre.

global financial centers such as London, Paris, Tokyo and Frankfurt

2. [countable] a city or country where there are fewer rules, less strict laws, lower taxes etc:

• Dublin is promoting itself as an offshore financial centre.

ˈmoney ˌcenter BANKING FINANCE
a large, important bank, or a city where there are many such banks:

• such major money centers as Tokyo, Hong Kong, London and Frankfurt

• the big New York money-center banks

ˈprofit ˌcentre , profit center ACCOUNTING COMMERCE
a part of a business that is expected to produce profits, or that is used as a unit in calculating profits in relation to other parts:

• Porsche's research and development facility works for other auto makers, including Ford, and is run as a profit center.

2. a building that is used for a particular activity
asˈsessment ˌcentre , assessment center
HUMAN RESOURCES a way of selecting new employees by giving them a set of tests, interviews, and activities over a period of a day or more, or the place where this is carried out
ˈbusiness adˌvice ˌcentre , ˈbusiness deˌvelopment ˌcenter COMMERCE
a place where specially trained staff are available to give advice on running a small business:

• Local authorities are playing a part in the promotion of co-operatives, in training schemes and business advice centres.

US UK (US center) /ˈsentər/ noun [C]
a building, office, etc. that is used for a particular business or activity: »

a conference centre

»

The retailer has a customer service centre in Dundee and distribution centres in Dundee and Livingston.

an area, city, or country which is known for a particular business or activity and where a lot of business, etc. takes place: centre for sth »

Hong Kong has long been recognized as a centre for the production of jade jewellery.

commercial/financial/industrial centre »

Dubai is acknowledged to be the commercial centre of the Middle East.

especially UK the main part of a town or city, where most of its offices, stores, etc. are: town/city centre »

Most commuters travel into the city centre by public transport.

the centre — Cf. the centre
See also ASSESSMENT CENTRE(Cf. ↑assessment centre), BUSINESS ADVICE CENTRE(Cf. ↑business advice centre), BUSINESS CENTRE(Cf. ↑business centre), BUYING CENTRE(Cf. ↑buying centre), CALL CENTRE(Cf. ↑call centre), CIVIC CENTRE(Cf. ↑civic centre), CONTACT CENTRE(Cf. ↑contact centre), COST CENTRE(Cf. ↑cost centre), DATA CENTRE(Cf. ↑data centre), DISTRIBUTION CENTRE(Cf. ↑distribution centre), ENTERPRISE CENTRE(Cf. ↑enterprise centre), EXHIBITION CENTRE(Cf. ↑exhibition centre), JOB CENTRE(Cf. ↑job centre), MONEY CENTRE(Cf. ↑money centre), PROFIT CENTRE(Cf. ↑profit centre), SERVICE CENTRE(Cf. ↑service centre), SHOPPING CENTRE(Cf. ↑shopping centre)

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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  • centre — [ sɑ̃tr ] n. m. • 1275; lat. centrum, gr. kentron I ♦ 1 ♦ Point intérieur (d un cercle, d une sphère) équidistant de tous les points du cercle, de la sphère. Le centre d un disque. Le centre de la Terre. ♢ Centre de symétrie : point tel que tous… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • centre — CENTRE. s. m. Le milieu, le point du milieu d un cercle ou d une sphère. Le centre d un cercle. Tirer une ligne du centre à la circonférence, des lignes qui passent par le centre, qui aboutissent au centre. Le centre de la terre. Le centre d une… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie Française 1798

  • centre — s. m. Le milieu, le point du milieu de chaque chose. Le centre de la terre. le centre d un cercle. tirer une ligne du centre à la circonference. des lignes qui passent par le centre, qui aboutissent au centre. Il se prend aussi pour le lieu où… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

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  • centre — (US center) ► NOUN 1) a point in the middle of something that is equally distant from all of its sides, ends, or surfaces. 2) a place where a specified activity is concentrated. 3) a point from which something spreads or to which something is… …   English terms dictionary

  • Centre A — Centre A, the Vancouver International Centre for Contemporary Asian Art, is a non profit art gallery committed to the research, production, presentation and interpretation of contemporary Asian art. It is located at 2 West Hastings Street, in… …   Wikipedia

  • Centre — Centre, AL U.S. city in Alabama Population (2000): 3216 Housing Units (2000): 1515 Land area (2000): 10.968141 sq. miles (28.407354 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.105972 sq. miles (0.274466 sq. km) Total area (2000): 11.074113 sq. miles (28.681820… …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • Centre, AL — U.S. city in Alabama Population (2000): 3216 Housing Units (2000): 1515 Land area (2000): 10.968141 sq. miles (28.407354 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.105972 sq. miles (0.274466 sq. km) Total area (2000): 11.074113 sq. miles (28.681820 sq. km)… …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • centre — cèntre m. centre; milieu. Estre a son centre : être à son affaire ; être dans son élément. voir element …   Diccionari Personau e Evolutiu

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