nerve center

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n nerve center a cluster of nerve cells governing a specific bodily process "in most people the speech center is in the left hemisphere"
    • n nerve center a center that provides information and control "the nerve center of the diamond industry is in Amsterdam"
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Usage

In literature:

Physically, these areas are extremely rich in nerves; psychologically, they are ego-centers.
"The Alembic Plot" by Ann Wilson
When Orme still made no move to leave his seat, the steely fingers on his wrist ran up his forearm and pressed down hard upon a nerve-center.
"The Girl and The Bill" by Bannister Merwin
In this book can be found why I see wisdom in treating for croup from the nerve centers of the brain.
"Philosophy of Osteopathy" by Andrew T. Still
The Empire Theater now became the nerve-center of the Charles Frohman interests.
"Charles Frohman: Manager and Man" by Isaac Frederick Marcosson and Daniel Frohman
Each hair seemed set in a nerve center of pain.
"A Man to His Mate" by J. Allan Dunn
She was ill in every nerve, shivering and weak, and remained for that day the center of all the activities of the camp.
"They of the High Trails" by Hamlin Garland
All the force of his excited nerves had seemed to be centering in his hands.
"The Side Of The Angels" by Basil King
Bone-wringing grips forced gasps from their lungs and superhuman spasms of resistance from their outraged nerve centers.
"The Pathless Trail" by Arthur O. (Arthur Olney) Friel
But, certain nerve centers were paralyzed.
"Dave Dawson at Dunkirk" by Robert Sydney Bowen
His thumbnails dug into nerve centers and he bent an arm sharply.
"The Ambassador" by Samuel Kimball Merwin
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In poetry:

What Hell have we made of the subtle weaving
Of nerve with brain, that all centers tear?
We live in a dark complex of rage and grieving.
The machine grates, grates, whatever we are.
"(From) The Invocation to Kali " by May Sarton

In news:

A homeowner turns a guest house into an entertainment and productivity nerve center.
GBMC's boiler control nerve center .
Inside New York Tech's Nerve Center .
WTOP's 40 Anniversary, Glass-Enclosed Nerve Center , Traffic and Weather on the 8s, Ledo's, Washington Post Radio, Chris Core, NPR's Record Ratings.
The Anti-Coal Movement's SF Nerve Center .
FAA constructing new ' nerve center .
US Supreme Court Adopts "Nerve Center" Test For Determining A Corporation's "Principal Place Of Business ".
OXFORD TOWN – VOX PRESS presents "Noises from the Nerve Center Collective," an evening of experimental music and literature, on Tuesday, Nov 29, at the Powerhouse Community Arts Center on University Avenue in Oxford.
Yesterday in the mail, this enormous box arrived in the spotless nerve center of Mr Pink Enterprises.
GBMC's boiler control nerve center.
Maintenance Solutions is taking you behind-the-scenes for a look at GBMC's nerve center.
Rocky Mountain Area Coordination Center nerve center for West's fires.
Notre Dame as one that didn't work out well simply because of nerves would have been too easy for senior center Garrick Sherman.
The location production nerve center of MTV Networks' Remote Unit Division, Pegasus is equipped with 16 Ikegami HDK-79E full digital HDTV cameras.
Google is opening a virtual window into the secretive data centers that serve as its nerve center.
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In science:

In order to be more explicit about how the computation of ps,r simplifies in the case the nerve N (A) equals the Vietoris–Rips complex R(A): let us suppose Ai are ε-radius closed balls in X with random centers ξi ∈ X .
Random coverings of 1-complexes and the Euler characteristic
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