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EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin centrālis.

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

central (comparative more central, superlative most central)

  1. Being in the centre.
    • 2013 July 27, “Putting down roots”, in The Economist, volume 408, number 8846:
      The plantoid [] will have a central stem containing a reservoir of liquid plastic of a sort that can be frozen by ultraviolet light. Half a dozen cylindrical roots will branch off this stem, and the plastic will flow through these from the reservoir to the tip. As in a real root, the tip will be a specialised structure.
  2. Being the most important.
  3. Having or containing the centre of something.
  4. Being very important, or key to something.
    • 2012 September 7, Phil McNulty, “Moldova 0-5 England”, in BBC Sport:
      Cleverley was a central figure as England took the lead inside three minutes. He saw his shot handled by Moldovan defender Simion Bulgaru and Lampard drilled home the penalty in trademark fashion.
  5. (anatomy) Exerting its action towards the peripheral organs.

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CatalanEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowing from Latin centrālis.

AdjectiveEdit

central m, f (masculine and feminine plural centrals)

  1. central

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NounEdit

central f (plural centrals)

  1. nexus; headquarters (non-military); central office
  2. (electricity) power plant

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  • seu (seat or headquarters)

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DanishEdit

NounEdit

central c ( singular definite centralen, plural indefinite centraler)

  1. headquarters, place whence organizations are administrated

DeclensionEdit

AdjectiveEdit

central

  1. central, being in the centre

InflectionEdit

Inflection of central
Positive Comparative Superlative
Common singular central 2
Neuter singular centralt 2
Plural centrale 2
Definite attributive1 centrale
1) When an adjective is applied predicatively to something definite, the corresponding "indefinite" form is used.
2) The "indefinite" superlatives may not be used attributively.

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FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowing from Latin centrālis.

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

central m (feminine singular centrale, masculine plural centraux, feminine plural centrales)

  1. central

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PortugueseEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowing from Latin centrālis.

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

central m, f (plural centrais, comparable)

  1. central

NounEdit

central f (plural centrais)

  1. centre
  2. headquarters

RomanianEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowing from French central, Latin centrālis.

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

central m, n (feminine singular centrală, masculine plural centrali, feminine and neuter plural centrale)

  1. central, pivotal, nodal

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SpanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowing from Latin centrālis.

PronunciationEdit

  • (file)

AdjectiveEdit

central m, f (plural centrales)

  1. central

NounEdit

central f (plural centrales)

  1. headquarter
  2. center

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SwedishEdit

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PronunciationEdit

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central

  1. central, centralized, situated at the centre (of a town)
  2. central, important

DeclensionEdit

Inflection of central
Indefinite/attributive Positive Comparative Superlative2
Common singular central centralare centralast
Neuter singular centralt centralare centralast
Plural centrala centralare centralast
Definite Positive Comparative Superlative
Masculine singular1 centrale centralare centralaste
All centrala centralare centralaste
1) Only used, optionally, to refer to things whose natural gender is masculine.
2) The indefinite superlative forms are only used in an attributive role.

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NounEdit

central c

  1. a central, a centre, a central station, a junction, a connection point, an electrical switchboard

DeclensionEdit

Inflection of central 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative central centralen centraler centralerna
Genitive centrals centralens centralers centralernas

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