central


central
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.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • central — central, ale, aux [ sɑ̃tral, o ] adj. et n. • 1377; lat. centralis, de centrum I ♦ Adj. 1 ♦ Qui est au centre, qui a rapport au centre. Point central, partie centrale. L Europe, l Asie centrale. Quartier central d une ville. Nef, porte centrale.… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Central — is an adjective usually referring to being in the centre.Central may also refer to:Directions and generalised locations* Central Africa, a region in the centre of Africa continent, also known as Middle Africa * Central America, a region in the… …   Wikipedia

  • Central — Central, das englische Wort für zentral, bezeichnet Folgendes: Verwaltungseinheiten (Provinzen, Distrikte etc.): Central District (Botsuana) in Botsuana Provinz Central (Kenia) in Kenia Central Region (Ghana) in Ghana Zentralregion (Malawi) in… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Central — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda Central es un adjetivo que hace referencia a lo que está en el centro. Central también puede referirse a; Contenido 1 Geografía 1.1 Países 1.2 …   Wikipedia Español

  • central — adjetivo 1. Que está en el centro o entre dos extremos: zona central, punto central, América Central. 2. Que es el fundamento o lo más importante o esencial de una cosa: El punto central de la cuestión es el siguiente. No hemos llegado todavía al …   Diccionario Salamanca de la Lengua Española

  • central — CENTRÁL, Ă, centrali, e, adj., s.f. I. adj. 1. Care se află (aproximativ) în centru, în mijloc; care provine dintr un centru. 2. fig. Care ocupă o poziţie principală, care constituie un nucleu în jurul căruia se grupează elementele secundare. ♦… …   Dicționar Român

  • central — (Del lat. centrālis). 1. adj. Perteneciente o relativo al centro. 2. Que está en el centro físico. U. t. en sent. fig.) 3. Dicho de un lugar: Que está entre dos extremos. América Central. 4. Que ejerce su acción sobre todo un campo o territorio.… …   Diccionario de la lengua española

  • Central — Central, AK U.S. Census Designated Place in Alaska Population (2000): 134 Housing Units (2000): 169 Land area (2000): 247.950847 sq. miles (642.189718 sq. km) Water area (2000): 1.496112 sq. miles (3.874913 sq. km) Total area (2000): 249.446959… …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • central — central, focal, pivotal are more closely comparable when they mean dominant or most important than when they refer to a literal or material point (as a center, focus, or pivot). Central applies to what is regarded as the center because more… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • central — central, ale (san tral, tra l ) adj. 1°   Qui est au centre, qui a rapport au centre. Les points centraux. Feu central, feu ou du moins très forte chaleur qui existe au centre de la terre. 2°   Par extension, province centrale, quartier central,… …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré