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English definition of “core”

core

adjective (IMPORTANT)    //
most important or most basic : They are cutting back production of some of their core products . core value, belief, issue, etc. a value , belief , etc. that is basic and more important than any other: The final status negotiations would focus on the core issues of the peace process .Opinions, beliefs and points of view core business/operations/activities the most important or largest part of a company's business activities , which it depends on in order to continue trading : The company's core operations include entertainment and aviation .Business and commerce - general words core curriculum/subjects/courses the most important parts of a course of study , that all students must doClasses, courses and coursework found in the main part of the body , without the arms and legs : Pilates is good for strengthening the core muscles .Substances and structures in the bodyThe human torso
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