English - English Dictionary
detention centrea large cell where prisoners (people awaiting trial or sentence or refugees or illegal immigrants) are confined together temporarily
call centrea center equipped to handle a large volume of telephone calls (especially for taking orders or serving customers)
centrea building dedicated to a particular activity; "they were raising money to build a new center for research"
centre bita bit with a sharp center point for guidance and two side cutters
centreboarda retractable fin keel used on sailboats to prevent drifting to leeward
centrepiecesomething placed at the center of something else (as on a table)
centrex(CENTRal EXchange) a kind of telephone exchange
jobcentrea government office in a town where information about available jobs is displayed and where unemployment benefits are administered
shopping centremercantile establishment consisting of a carefully landscaped complex of shops representing leading merchandisers; usually includes restaurants and a convenient parking area; a modern version of the traditional marketplace; "a good plaza should have a mov
dead centrethe position of a crank when it is in line with the connecting rod and not exerting torque
centre of curvaturethe center of the circle of curvature
centrea cluster of nerve cells governing a specific bodily process; "in most people the speech center is in the left hemisphere"
nerve centrea cluster of nerve cells governing a specific bodily process; "in most people the speech center is in the left hemisphere"
centrepiecethe central or most important feature; "education was the centerpiece of the Democratic Party''s political platform"
metacentre(shipbuilding) the point of intersection between two vertical lines, one line through the center of buoyancy of the hull of a ship in equilibrium and the other line through the center of buoyancy of the hull when the ship is inclined to one side; the dist
centre spreadthe spread at the center of a magazine
centrefolda magazine center spread; especially a foldout of a large photograph or map or other feature
centrethe sweet central portion of a piece of candy that is enclosed in chocolate or some other covering
Centre for International Crime Preventionthe United Nations office responsible for crime prevention and criminal justice and law reform
centrea place where some particular activity is concentrated; "they received messages from several centers"
nerve centrea center that provides information and control; "the nerve center of the diamond industry is in Amsterdam"
centrea point equidistant from the ends of a line or the extremities of a figure
centre of buoyancy(physics) the center of mass of the immersed part of ship or other floating object
centre of immersion(physics) the center of mass of the immersed part of ship or other floating object
centre of gravitythe point within something at which gravity can be considered to act; in uniform gravity it is equal to the center of mass