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See also: Core, CORE, Coré, côre, çore, -core, and co-r.e.

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TranslingualEdit

EtymologyEdit

From English

AdjectiveEdit

core

  1. Used to designate the main and most diverse monophyletic group within a clade or taxonomic group.

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EnglishEdit

 
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PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Middle English core, kore, coor (apple-core, pith), of uncertain origin. Either from Old French cuer (heart), from Latin cor (heart); or from Old French cors (body), from Latin corpus (body). See also heart, corpse.

NounEdit

core (countable and uncountable, plural cores)

  1. The central part of fruit, containing the kernels or seeds.
    the core of an apple or quince
  2. The heart or inner part of a physical thing
    • 2013 March 1, Nancy Langston, “Mining the Boreal North”, in American Scientist, volume 101, number 2, page 98:
      Reindeer are well suited to the taiga’s frigid winters. They can maintain a thermogradient between body core and the environment of up to 100 degrees, in part because of insulation provided by their fur, and in part because of counter-current vascular heat exchange systems in their legs and nasal passages.
  3. The center or inner part of a space or area
    the core of a square
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Sir Walter Raleigh to this entry?)
  4. The most important part of a thing; the essence.
    • 2012 May 24, Nathan Rabin, “Film: Reviews: Men In Black 3”, in The Onion AV Club:
      Jones’ sad eyes betray a pervasive pain his purposefully spare dialogue only hints at, while the perfectly cast Brolin conveys hints of playfulness and warmth while staying true to the craggy stoicism at the character’s core.
    • 2013 June 22, “Engineers of a different kind”, in The Economist, volume 407, number 8841, page 70:
      Private-equity nabobs bristle at being dubbed mere financiers. Piling debt onto companies’ balance-sheets is only a small part of what leveraged buy-outs are about, they insist. Improving the workings of the businesses they take over is just as core to their calling, if not more so. Much of their pleading is public-relations bluster.
    the core of a subject
  5. (engineering) The portion of a mold that creates an internal cavity within a casting or that makes a hole in or through a casting.
  6. The bony process which forms the central axis of the horns in many animals.
  7. (computing) Magnetic data storage.
  8. (computer hardware) An individual computer processor, in the sense when several processors (called cores or CPU cores) are plugged together in one single integrated circuit to work as one (called multi-core processor).
    I wanted to play a particular computer game, which required I buy a new computer, so while the game said it needed at least a dual-core processor, I wanted my computer to be a bit ahead of the curve, so I bought a quad-core.
  9. (engineering) The material between surface materials in a structured composite sandwich material.
    a floor panel with a Nomex honeycomb core
  10. The inner part of a nuclear reactor in which the nuclear reaction takes place.
  11. A piece of soft iron, inside the windings of an electromagnet, that channels the magnetic field.
  12. A disorder of sheep caused by worms in the liver.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Halliwell to this entry?)
  13. A cylindrical sample of rock or other materials obtained by core drilling.
  14. (medicine) A tiny sample of organic material obtained by means of a fine-needle biopsy.
  15. (biochemistry) The central part of a protein structure consisting in mostly hydrophobic aminoacids.
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VerbEdit

core (third-person singular simple present cores, present participle coring, simple past and past participle cored)

  1. To remove the core of an apple or other fruit.
  2. To extract a sample with a drill.
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Etymology 2Edit

See corps

NounEdit

core (plural cores)

  1. (obsolete) A body of individuals; an assemblage.
    • Francis Bacon
      He was in a core of people.
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Etymology 3Edit

See chore

NounEdit

core (plural cores)

  1. A miner's underground working time or shift.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Raymond to this entry?)
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Etymology 4Edit

From Hebrew כֹּר

NounEdit

core (plural cores)

  1. (historical units of measure) Alternative form of cor: a former Hebrew and Phoenician unit of volume.

Etymology 5Edit

Possibly an acronym for cash on return

NounEdit

core (plural cores)

  1. (automotive, machinery, aviation, marine) A deposit paid by the purchaser of a rebuilt part, to be refunded on return of a used, rebuildable part, or the returned rebuildable part itself.

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EtymologyEdit

From Latin cor. Compare Italian cuore.

NounEdit

core

  1. heart
    • Ti son la manduleîna del mio core;
      You are the almond of my heart;

LatinEdit

NounEdit

core

  1. ablative singular of coris

NeapolitanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin cor. Compare Italian cuore.

NounEdit

core ? (please add the plural)

  1. heart
    T'alluntane da stu core
    You are walking away from this heart

PortugueseEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Borrowed from English core.

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NounEdit

core m (plural cores)

  1. (computer architecture) core (independent unit in a processor with several such units)
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Etymology 2Edit

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core

  1. first-person singular (eu) present subjunctive of corar
  2. third-person singular (ele and ela, also used with você and others) present subjunctive of corar
  3. third-person singular (você) affirmative imperative of corar
  4. third-person singular (você) negative imperative of corar