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centrepiece

noun [C] UK (US centerpiece) uk   /ˈsen.tə.piːs/  us   /-t̬ɚ-/

centrepiece noun [C] (IMPORTANT PART)

the most important or attractive part or feature of something: The reduction of crime levels is the centrepiece of the president's domestic policies. The centrepiece of the shopping centre is a giant fountain.

centrepiece noun [C] (DECORATION)

a decorative object put in the centre of a table, especially for a formal meal
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