nerve center

noun

Definition of nerve center

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

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Examples of nerve center in a Sentence

the economic nerve center of a nation Wall Street's undisputed status as the nerve center for the world of high finance.
Recent Examples on the Web Also opening late in the year was the 22,000-square-foot Baldwin County Virtual School in Daphne, a nerve center for on-line-only learners in the school system. al, "Planes, trains, automobiles and slave ship: Will Mobile’s hot issues of 2019 resonate in 2020?," 29 Dec. 2019 What if BlackPlanet—which predated even Friendster—had ballooned into a global diasporic nerve center? Jason Parham, Wired, "We Should Seriously Consider Segregating the Web," 17 Dec. 2019 Port San Antonio on the Southwest Side may have a greater claim to be the nerve center of the city’s cybersecurity industry. Greg Jefferson, ExpressNews.com, "Air Force tech startup turns Silicon Valley history on its head," 13 Dec. 2019 The district stretches from Charlotte, one of the nation's financial nerve centers, through its flourishing eastern suburbs and into less prosperous rural counties along the South Carolina line. Alan Fram, chicagotribune.com, "Republican Dan Bishop narrowly wins special election for North Carolina congressional seat that was subject of allegations of ballot tampering last year," 10 Sep. 2019 The district stretches from Charlotte, one of the nation's financial nerve centers, through its flourishing eastern suburbs and into less prosperous rural counties along the South Carolina line. Alan Fram, chicagotribune.com, "Republican Dan Bishop narrowly wins special election for North Carolina congressional seat that was subject of allegations of ballot tampering last year," 10 Sep. 2019 The Mayor’s Office of Housing and Community Development, the nerve center of affordable housing development in San Francisco, estimates that if Prop. Dominic Fracassa, SFChronicle.com, "SF $600 million affordable housing bond on track to prevail," 6 Nov. 2019 And Mission Control is more than the simulated nerve center for the zero-g space walks and lunar landings of For All Mankind. Wired, "Inside Apple’s High-Flying Bid to Become a Streaming Giant," 21 Oct. 2019 In the same wing will be the new nerve center for 89.9 WQTQ FM, the high school radio station licensed to the Hartford Board of Education, with a radio studio, and audio control and interview rooms. Rebecca Lurye, courant.com, "Peek inside Hartford’s new Weaver High School, reopening after a $133 million renovation," 24 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of nerve center

1868, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of nerve center was in 1868

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13 Jan 2020

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“Nerve center.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/nerve%20center. Accessed 21 January 2020.

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nerve center

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English Language Learners Definition of nerve center

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

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