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English definition of “centre”

centre

noun [C] UK ( US center)     /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.
→ See also assessment centre, business advice centre, business centre, buying centre, call centre, civic centre, contact centre, cost centre, data centre, distribution centre, enterprise centre, exhibition centre, job centre, money centre, profit centre, service centre, shopping centre
(Definition of centre noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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