nerve center

noun
|Updated on: 30 Jun 2018

Definition of nerve center

1 : center 2c
2 : a source of leadership, organization, control, or energy
  • the financial nerve center of the nation

Examples of nerve center in a Sentence

  1. the economic nerve center of a nation

  2. Wall Street's undisputed status as the nerve center for the world of high finance.

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First Known Use of nerve center

1868

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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NERVE CENTER Defined for English Language Learners

nerve center

Definition of nerve center for English Language Learners

  • : a place from which the activities of an organization, system, etc., are controlled


Medical Dictionary

nerve center

noun

medical Definition of nerve center

: center


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