central

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English[edit]

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From Latin centrālis.

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central ‎(comparative more central, superlative most central)

  1. Being in the centre.
    • 2013 July 27, “Putting down roots”, The Economist, volume 408, number 8846:
      The plantoid [] will have a central stem containing a reservoir of liquid plastic of a sort that can be frozen by ultraviolet light. Half a dozen cylindrical roots will branch off this stem, and the plastic will flow through these from the reservoir to the tip. As in a real root, the tip will be a specialised structure.
  2. Being the most important.
  3. Having or containing the centre of something.
  4. Being very important, or key to something.
    • 2012 September 7, Phil McNulty, “Moldova 0-5 England”, BBC Sport:
      Cleverley was a central figure as England took the lead inside three minutes. He saw his shot handled by Moldovan defender Simion Bulgaru and Lampard drilled home the penalty in trademark fashion.
  5. (anatomy) Exerting its action towards the peripheral organs.

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Catalan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin centrālis.

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central m, f ‎(masculine and feminine plural centrals)

  1. central

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Noun[edit]

central f ‎(plural centrals)

  1. nexus; headquarters (non-military); central office
  2. (electricity) power plant

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  • seu ‎(seat or headquarters)

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin centrālis.

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central m ‎(feminine singular centrale, masculine plural centraux, feminine plural centrales)

  1. central

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Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin centrālis.

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central m, f ‎(plural centrais, comparable)

  1. central

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central f (plural centrais)

  1. centre
  2. headquarters

Romanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin centrālis.

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central 4 nom/acc forms

  1. central, pivotal, nodal

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Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin centrālis.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (file)

Adjective[edit]

central m, f ‎(plural centrales)

  1. central

Noun[edit]

central f ‎(plural centrales)

  1. headquarter
  2. center

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Etymology[edit]

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central

  1. central, centralized, situated at the centre (of a town)
  2. central, important

Declension[edit]

Inflection of central
Indefinite/attributive Positive Comparative Superlative2
Common singular central centralare centralast
Neuter singular centralt centralare centralast
Plural centrala centralare centralast
Definite Positive Comparative Superlative
Masculine singular1 centrale centralare centralaste
All centrala centralare centralaste
1) Only used, optionally, to refer to things whose natural gender is masculine.
2) The indefinite superlative forms are only used in an attributive role.

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Noun[edit]

central c

  1. a central, a centre, a central station, a junction, a connection point, an electrical switchboard

Declension[edit]

Inflection of central
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative central centralen centraler centralerna
Genitive centrals centralens centralers centralernas

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