centrality

Definitions

  • The shell hole Central
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  • WordNet 3.6
    • n centrality the property of being central
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Additional illustrations & photos:

Showing central figures with floral design, the whole surrounded by a repeating key pattern Showing central figures with floral design, the whole surrounded by a repeating key pattern
Showing central space edged with columns Showing central space edged with columns
Showing central octagonal structure with other areas built around the edges Showing central octagonal structure with other areas built around the edges
Showing columns and the dome above the central octagonal structure Showing columns and the dome above the central octagonal structure
Showing large central arch and wooden ceiling; windows set into smaller arches Showing large central arch and wooden ceiling; windows set into smaller arches
CENTRAL METHODIST CHURCH CENTRAL METHODIST CHURCH
BLOCK AT CORNER OF CENTRAL AND MIDDLE STREETS, 1848 BLOCK AT CORNER OF CENTRAL AND MIDDLE STREETS, 1848
APPLETON BLOCK, CENTRAL STREET APPLETON BLOCK, CENTRAL STREET

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The Central African raffia palm is known to have the longest leaves. The leaves can measure up to 82.5 feet long.
    • n Centrality The state of being central; tendency towards a center. "Meantime there is a great centrality , a centripetence equal to the centrifugence."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The largest employer in Central Florida is Walt Disney World. There are approximately 50,000 people working there
    • n centrality The quality of being central.
    • n centrality In the Hegelian logic, first-ness; native character; the total character which belongs to an object regardless of anything else.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Central Park located in New York has 125 drinking fountains
    • n Centrality central position
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Quotations

  • Charles Olson
    Charles Olson
    “I take space to be the central fact to man born in America. I spell it large because it comes large here. Large and without mercy.”
  • Eddie George
    Eddie George
    “Central banks don't have divine wisdom. They try to do the best analysis they can and must be prepared to stand or fall by the quality of that analysis.”
  • Alvin Kernan
    Alvin Kernan
    “In the electronic age, books, words and reading are not likely to remain sufficiently authoritative and central to knowledge to justify literature.”
  • Walter Lippmann
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    “The central drama of our age is how the Western nations and the Asian peoples are to find a tolerable basis of co-existence.”

Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.,—L. centrum—Gr. kentron, a sharp point.

Usage

In literature:

The geographical position of the Central Powers is best expressed by the fact that they are central.
"The Story of the Great War, Volume I (of 8)" by Various
When the Swallen's took charge the mission was called the Central church.
"Birdseye Views of Far Lands" by James T. Nichols
The meeting of the Louisiana Association was held with the Central Church, New Orleans.
"The American Missionary -- Volume 54, No. 2, April, 1900" by Various
From this point of view social control is the central fact and the central problem of society.
"Introduction to the Science of Sociology" by Robert E. Park
It is doubtful whether the quantities taken in the beverage cause any direct central stimulation.
"All About Coffee" by William H. Ukers
Boston, Central, 289.18; Walnut Ave., 93.05.
"The American Missionary -- Volume 54, No. 3, July, 1900" by Various
And believe me: this bunch of girls of Central High will sure have a good time!
"The Girls of Central High in Camp" by Gertrude W. Morrison
Here we have a square central area covered by a dome, from which extend four vaulted arms constituting a cross.
"Byzantine Churches in Constantinople" by Alexander Van Millingen
The central part of the cap is sometimes tinged with yellow or a smoky white hue.
"The Mushroom, Edible and Otherwise" by M. E. Hard
Central America has less than 600 miles of railway.
"The Railroad Question" by William Larrabee
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In poetry:

What's that, Central?
You say you don't care
Nothing about my
Private affair?
"Madam And The Phone Bill" by Langston Hughes
So, doubtless, when beneath thy potence swerving,
'Tis that thou lead'st us by a path unknown,
Our seeming deviations all subserving
The perfect orbit round the central throne.
"The Dark Companion" by James Brunton Stephens
Until the petals flashed and sprang,
And folded to the central heart:
Music there was that showered and rang,
As if each angel harped and sang,
Controlled by some celestial art.
"A Legend Of Christ's Nativity" by Duncan Campbell Scott
He at whose word the orb that bore him shivered
To find her central sovereignty disowned,
While the wan lips of priest and pontiff quivered,
Their jargon stilled, their Baal disenthroned.
"A Welcome To Dr. Benjamin Apthorp Gould" by Oliver Wendell Holmes
Should changeful commerce shun the shore,
And newer, mightier races meet
To push us from our empire-seat,
England will round her call her own,
And as in days of yore
The sea-girt Isle be Freedom's central throne.
"A Dorset Idyl" by Francis Turner Palgrave
Her central thought full well
Thou hast the wit to tell,
To take the sense o’ the dark and to yield it so;
The moral of moonlight
To set in a cadence bright,
And sing our loftiest dream that we thought none did know.
"Songs of the Voices of Birds: The Nightingale Heard" by Jean Ingelow

In news:

Of Bogota, Colombia, as exclusive distributor in the South American and Central American markets.
A stiff breeze blows the flags from left, Florida, the United States, and the city of Tampa, during United States Central Command change of command ceremonies Friday morning Oct 31, 2008 at MacDill Air force Base in Tampa, Fla.
Of the multitude of favorable impressions I have of my new home, Waco, I've had one unsettling surprise: That more Central Texans are not taking advantage of the competitive airfares to almost anywhere in the world from Waco Regional Airport.
Central Florida Veterans for Peace is calling on citizens to remember the original intent of Nov 11.
Eventually, the North Central Jets just had too much to overcome and fell to the Lake Linden-Hubbell Lakes 30-24 Friday night.
It was a miserably cold fall Friday night in central Texas when Staff Sgt Robert Griffin Jr looked down into the eyes of his 11-year-old son and knew something special was going on.
Performing Arts Larry Laneer Since the 2010 downtown flood forced the closing of Stage Center, Central Oklahoma architects have taken the lead in trying to save and restore the beleaguered structure.
Portland, Ore.-based TriMet began work to improve safety, security and fare compliance at the Gresham Central MAX station.
Local officials and politicians ride the New England Central Railroad, sponsored by the Central Corridor Line Rail Coalition, Thursday, Oct 4, 2012.
RIPLEY — Chautauqua Lake Central School is getting rave reviews from a group of Ripley Central School student.
Aberdeen Central's Meggie Hanson (5) bumps the ball during the Class AA volleyball tournament consolation semifinals against Huron at Central High School in Rapid City on Friday.
Central Falls High School in Central Falls, R.I.
She and her husband Chen will be opening the Central Deli, downtown's newest eatery, in the space formerly occupied by Relish at 411 Central NW.
The University of Central Florida has announced a new tailgating policy for football season, prohibiting open containers once the game starts, the Central Florida Future reports.
Central Sanitary Supply is pleased to announce the acquisition of Rite Line Supply of Visalia, Calif. Rite Line Supply joins Central Sanitary Supply.
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In science:

W′n Central and functional central limit theorems for W′nxi have been the subject of several papers in the literature [2,3,7] especially for two-color models and also some multicolor models.
A functional central limit theorem for a class of urn models
The size of the central hole, on the other hand, is different in the two cores. L1517B presents significantly smaller central molecular holes (about 50% smaller than L1498), which may be related to the more concentrated gas distribution found in this core.
Observations of pre-stellar cores
As we noted above, any element of odd order of LJ ⋋ hζ i centralizes S ∩ Z (LJ ), hence if x centralizes S/(S ∩ Z (LJ )), then x centralizes S .
Carter subgroups of finite almost simple groups
Moreover, as we proved above xδi centralizes SMi/Mi , and xδi,j centralizes SMi,j /Mi,j .
Carter subgroups of finite almost simple groups
As we noted above, ζ2′ centralizes a Sylow 2-subgroup of T , hence, it centralizes a Sylow 2-subgroup of Z (C ) ≤ T .
Carter subgroups of finite almost simple groups
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