central UK US /ˈsentrəl/ adjective
main or important: be central to sth »

Offshore production is central to the strategies of some of the world's most powerful businesses.


Communication plays a central role in developing trust within an organization.

in or near the centre of something: »

You will have to pay more for offices in a central location.


central London

controlled or organized from one place or by one single authority: central control/government/authority »

Without a strong central authority, the country faces imminent collapse.

controlling other smaller organizations, departments, etc.: »

The company announced the relocation of its central office to a greenfield site outside the capital.

centrally adverb

centrally located offices


a centrally managed service department

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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  • Centrally — Cen tral*ly, adv. In a central manner or situation. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • centrally — cen|tral|ly [ sentrəli ] adverb 1. ) something that is done centrally is dealt with by a central organization or system: a centrally planned economy Our staff are now recruited centrally rather than locally. 2. ) FORMAL in the middle of a space:… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • centrally — UK [ˈsentrəlɪ] / US adverb 1) something that is done centrally is dealt with by a central organization or system Our staff are now recruited centrally rather than locally. centrally heated: our cosy centrally heated houses 2) formal in the middle …   English dictionary

  • centrally — adv. Centrally is used with these adjectives: ↑concerned, ↑organized, ↑situated Centrally is used with these verbs: ↑administer, ↑control, ↑fund, ↑impose, ↑locate, ↑manage, ↑organize, ↑ …   Collocations dictionary

  • centrally — adverb /ˈsɛnt.ɹə.li/ In a central manner or situation; at, to, through or from the centre. The tubes being filled with distilled water, the light from an electric lamp was directed toward the central glass of the refractometer and the latter… …   Wiktionary

  • centrally — central ► ADJECTIVE 1) in or near the centre. 2) very important; essential. DERIVATIVES centrality noun centrally adverb …   English terms dictionary

  • centrally — adverb in or near or toward a center or according to a central role or function (Freq. 5) The theater is centrally located • Ant: ↑peripherally • Derived from adjective: ↑central …   Useful english dictionary

  • centrally — adverb see central I …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • centrally — See central. * * * …   Universalium

  • centrally — (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. in the middle, in the center, in the heart of, midway, halfway; see also central 1 …   English dictionary for students

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