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"center" in American English

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centernoun [C]

 us   /ˈsen·tər/
  • center noun [C] (MIDDLE)

the ​middlepoint or ​part: She ​stood in the center of the ​stage. politics & government In ​politics, the center is a set of ​opinions that are not ​extreme. In some ​sports, esp. ​football and ​basketball, a center on a ​team is a ​player whose ​position is between other ​players or in the center.
  • center noun [C] (PLACE)

a ​building or set of ​buildings having a ​particularpurpose, or a ​placeconnected with a ​particularactivity: a ​shopping center the Kennedy Center for the Performing ​Arts New York is a center for the ​arts.

centerverb [T]

 us   /ˈsen·tər/
  • center verb [T] (MIDDLE)

to put something in the center: The ​headings should be centered on the ​page.
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(Definition of center from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"center" in Business English

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centernoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈsentər/ US
→  centre : a shopping/​research/​medical center the National Center for Health Marketing
(Definition of center from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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