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centrenoun [C]

UK (US center) uk   /ˈsen.tər/  us   /ˈsen.t̬ɚ/
  • centre noun [C] (MIDDLE)

A2 the middle point or part: There was a large table in the centre of the room. the town centre
centre of attention
C2 the person or thing that everyone is most interested in and pays most attention to: She's the centre of attention everywhere she goes.
be at the centre of sth
to be most involved in a situation: Mark was at the centre of the argument. A social worker was at the centre of the scandal.

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centrenoun [S, + sing/pl verb], adjective

UK (US center) uk   /ˈsen.tər/  us   /ˈsen.t̬ɚ/
C2 in politics, the people in a group who hold opinions that are not extreme but are between two opposites: His political views are known to be left of/right of centre. a centre left party

centreverb [T]

UK (US center) uk   /ˈsen.tər/  us   /ˈsen.t̬ɚ/
(Definition of centre from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"centre" in Business English

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centrenoun [C]

UK ( US center) uk   us   /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.
(Definition of centre from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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