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core

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noun \ˈkȯr\

Definition of core

  1. 1 :  a central and often foundational part usually distinct from the enveloping part by a difference in nature <the core of the city>: as a :  the usually inedible central part of some fruits (as a pineapple); especially :  the papery or leathery carpels composing the ripened ovary in a pome fruit (as an apple) b :  the portion of a foundry mold that shapes the interior of a hollow casting c :  a vertical space (as for elevator shafts, stairways, or plumbing apparatus) in a multistory building d (1) :  a mass of iron serving to concentrate and intensify the magnetic field resulting from a current in a surrounding coil (2) :  a tiny doughnut-shaped piece of magnetic material (as ferrite) used in computer memories (3) :  a computer memory consisting of an array of cores strung on fine wires; broadly :  the internal memory of a computer e :  the central part of a celestial body (as the earth or sun) usually having different physical properties from the surrounding parts f :  a nodule of stone (as flint or obsidian) from which flakes have been struck for making implements g :  the conducting wire with its insulation in an electric cable h :  an arrangement of a course of studies that combines under basic topics material from subjects conventionally separated and aims to provide a common background for all students <core curriculum> i :  the place in a nuclear reactor where fission occurs

  2. 2 a :  a basic, essential, or enduring part (as of an individual, a class, or an entity) <the staff had a core of experts> <the core of her beliefs> b :  the essential meaning :  gist <the core of the argument> c :  the inmost or most intimate part <honest to the core>

  3. 3 :  a part (as a thin cylinder of material) removed from the interior of a mass especially to determine composition



Origin of core

Middle English


First Known Use: 14th century

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core

verb

Simple Definition of core

  • : to remove a core from (a fruit)

Full Definition of core

coredcor·ing

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to remove a core from <core an apple>

cor·er noun

15th Century

First Known Use of core

15th century


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core

noun

Definition of core

chiefly Scottish

  1. :  a group of people



Origin of core

perhaps alteration of Middle English chore chorus, company, perhaps from Latin chorus


First Known Use: 1622


CORE

abbreviation

Definition of CORE

  1. Congress of Racial Equality




Medical Dictionary

core

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noun \ˈkō(ə)r, ˈkȯ(ə)r\

Medical Definition of core

  1. :  the central part of a body, mass, or part






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