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core

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noun, often attributive \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: such asa :  the usually inedible central part of some fruits (such as a pineapple); especially :  the papery or leathery carpels composing the ripened ovary in a pome fruit (such as an apple)b :  the portion of a foundry mold that shapes the interior of a hollow castingc :  a vertical space (as for elevator shafts, stairways, or plumbing apparatus) in a multistory buildingd (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 (such 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 computere :  the central part of a celestial body (such as the earth or sun) usually having different physical properties from the surrounding partsf :  a nodule of stone (such as flint or obsidian) from which flakes have been struck for making implementsg :  the conducting wire with its insulation in an electric cableh :  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 curriculumi :  the place in a nuclear reactor where fission (see 1fission 3) occurs

  2. 2a :  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 beliefsb :  the essential meaning :  gist the core of the argumentc :  the inmost or most intimate part honest to the core

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

Origin and Etymology of core

Middle English

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core

verb

Definition of core

cored

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coring

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to remove a core (see 1core 1a) from core an apple

corer

noun

Origin and Etymology of core

see 1core


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core

noun

Definition of core

chiefly Scotland

  1. :  a group of people

Origin and Etymology of core

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


CORE

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abbreviation \ˈkȯr\

Definition of CORE

  1. Congress of Racial Equality



CORE Defined for English Language Learners

core

verb

Definition of core for English Language Learners

  • : to remove a core from (a fruit)


CORE Defined for Kids

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core

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noun \ˈkȯr\

Definition of core for Students

  1. 1 :  the usually inedible central part of some fruits (as a pineapple or pear)

  2. 2 :  the central part of a heavenly body (as the earth or sun)

  3. 3 :  the central or most important part of something the core of a golf ball the core of a problem


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core

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verb

Definition of core for Students

cored

;

coring

  1. :  to remove the core from core an apple


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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