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nucleus

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1 a thing or place that is of greatest importance to an activity or interest
  • a college campus that was a nucleus of opposition to the war

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2 the central part or aspect of something under consideration
  • the nucleus of the movement's methodology has always been passive resistance

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The first known use of nucleus was in 1668

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“Nucleus.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/nucleus. Accessed 11 May. 2021.

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