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central

adjective
 
 
/ˈsentrəl/
main or important: be central to sth Offshore production is central to the strategies of some of the world's most powerful businesses. Communication plays a central role in developing trust within an organization.
in or near the centre of something: You will have to pay more for offices in a central location. central London
controlled or organized from one place or by one single authority: central control/government/authority Without a strong central authority, the country faces imminent collapse.
controlling other smaller organizations, departments, etc.: The company announced the relocation of its central office to a greenfield site outside the capital.
centrally adverb
(Definition of central from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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