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2 occupying a position equally distant from the ends or extremes
  • will hold the conference in the central part of the country in order to encourage delegates from both coasts

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3 avoiding major social change or extreme political ideas
  • with all of the attention being paid to the party's right and left wings, the vast central core has been largely ignored

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Synonyms of central (Entry 2 of 2)

a thing or place that is of greatest importance to an activity or interest
  • a health club that has become dating central for singles in the area

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The first known use of central was in 1623

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“Central.” The Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 11 December 2019.

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