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centre

noun [C] UK ( US center)
 
 
/ˈsentər/
a building, office, etc. that is used for a particular business or activity: a conference centre The retailer has a customer service centre in Dundee and distribution centres in Dundee and Livingston.
an area, city, or country which is known for a particular business or activity and where a lot of business, etc. takes place: centre for sth Hong Kong has long been recognized as a centre for the production of jade jewellery.commercial/financial/industrial centre Dubai is acknowledged to be the commercial centre of the Middle East.
especially UK the main part of a town or city, where most of its offices, stores, etc. are: town/city centre Most commuters travel into the city centre by public transport.
the centre the central department in a company or organization: For the immediate future, the Sydney branch will be run from the centre.
→  See also assessment centre , business advice centre , business centre , buying centre , call centre , civic centre , contact centre , cost centre , data centre , distribution centre , enterprise centre , exhibition centre , job centre , money centre , profit centre , service centre , shopping centre
(Definition of centre from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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