- cen|tralW1S1 [ˈsentrəl] adj▬▬▬▬▬▬▬1¦(middle)¦2¦(from one place)¦3¦(important)¦4¦(easy access)¦5 party/comedy etc central▬▬▬▬▬▬▬1.) ¦(MIDDLE)¦ [only before noun, no comparative]in the middle of an area or an object▪ He lives in central London.▪ The roof is supported by a central column.Central America/Asia/Europe etc2.) ¦(FROM ONE PLACE)¦ [only before noun, no comparative]used about the part of an organization, system etc which controls the rest of it, or its work▪ the party's central office▪ the system's central control unit▪ central planning3.) ¦(IMPORTANT)¦more important and having more influence than anything elsecentral to▪ values which are central to our society▪ Owen played a central role in the negotiations.▪ His ideas were of central importance in the development of the theory.central idea/theme/concern etc▪ Education has become a central issue in public debate.4.) ¦(EASY ACCESS)¦a place that is central is easy to reach because it is near the middle of a town or area▪ It's very central, just five minutes walk from the main square.5.) party/comedy etc central informala place where something is happening a lot▪ Tim's house became party central for the band and their friends.>centrally adv▪ Our office is centrally situated.▪ All data is held centrally.>centrality [senˈtrælıti] n [U]
Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.