›a building, office, etc. that is used for a particular business or activity: a conference centreThe 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 sthHong Kong has long been recognized as a centre for the production of jade jewellery.commercial/financial/industrial centreDubai is acknowledged to be the commercial centre of the Middle East.
›especially UKthe main part of a town or city, where most of its offices, stores, etc. are: town/city centreMost 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.