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centrenoun [C]

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

A2 the ​middlepoint or ​part: There was a ​largetable 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 ​attentioneverywhere she goes.
be at the centre of sth
to be most ​involved in a ​situation: Mark was at the centre of the ​argument. A ​socialworker was at the centre of the ​scandal.

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  • centre noun [C] (PLACE)

A2 a ​place or ​building, ​especially one where a ​particularactivityhappens: a ​sports/​leisure/​health centre a ​garden/​shopping centre Grants will be given to ​establish centres of ​excellence (= ​places where a ​particularactivity is done ​extremely well) in this ​field of ​research.

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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 ​holdopinions that are not ​extreme but are between two ​opposites: His ​politicalviews are ​known to be left of/​right of centre. a centre ​leftparty

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 ​customerservice 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. ​takesplace: 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 ​mainpart of a town or city, where most of its ​offices, ​stores, etc. are: town/city centre Most ​commuterstravel into the city centre by ​publictransport.
the centre
the ​centraldepartment 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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