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 for central
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Central \Cen"tral\, a. [L. centralis, fr. centrum: cf. F.
     central. See Center.]
     Relating to the center; situated in or near the center or
     middle; containing the center; of or pertaining to the parts
     near the center; equidistant or equally accessible from
     certain points.
     [1913 Webster]
     Central force (Math.), a force acting upon a body towards
        or away from a fixed or movable center.
     Center sun (Astron.), a name given to a hypothetical body
        about which M[aum]dler supposed the solar system together
        with all the stars in the Milky Way, to be revolving. A
        point near Alcyone in the Pleiades was supposed to possess
        characteristics of the position of such a body.
        [1913 Webster] Central

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Central \Cen"tral\, Centrale \Cen*tra"le\, n. [NL. centrale, fr.
     L. centralis.] (Anat.)
     The central, or one of the central, bones of the carpus or or
     tarsus. In the tarsus of man it is represented by the
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      adj 1: serving as an essential component; "a cardinal rule";
             "the central cause of the problem"; "an example that was
             fundamental to the argument"; "computers are fundamental
             to modern industrial structure" [syn: cardinal,
             central, fundamental, key, primal]
      2: in or near a center or constituting a center; the inner area;
         "a central position" [ant: peripheral]
      n 1: a workplace that serves as a telecommunications facility
           where lines from telephones can be connected together to
           permit communication [syn: central, telephone exchange,

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  232 Moby Thesaurus words for "central":
     PBX operator, aboriginal, accented, all-absorbing, alveolar,
     amidships, apical, apico-alveolar, apico-dental, arch, articulated,
     assimilated, automatic exchange, average, axial, back, banal,
     banner, barytone, basal, basic, bedrock, bilabial, broad,
     cacuminal, capital, cardinal, center, centermost, central office,
     centralized, centric, centroidal, centrosymmetric, cerebral,
     champion, checked, chief, close, common, concentrated, consonant,
     consonantal, continuant, controlling, core, crowning, crucial,
     deep, dental, dissimilated, dominant, dorsal, elemental,
     elementary, embryonic, equatorial, equidistant, essential, first,
     flat, focal, foremost, front, fundamental, generative, genetic,
     geocentric, germinal, glide, glossal, glottal, great, guttural,
     halfway, hard, headmost, heavy, hegemonic, high, important,
     in embryo, in ovo, indispensable, indoor, inmost, inner, innermost,
     inside, interior, intermediary, intermediate, internal, intestine,
     intimate, intonated, intrinsic, inward, key, labial, labiodental,
     labiovelar, lateral, lax, leading, life-and-death, life-or-death,
     light, lingual, liquid, long distance, low,
     machine-switching office, magisterial, main, master, material,
     mean, medial, median, mediocre, mediterranean, medium, mesial,
     mezzo, mid, middle, middle-of-the-road, middlemost, middling,
     midland, midmost, midships, midway, moderate, monophthongal, muted,
     narrow, nasal, nasalized, normal, nuclear, occlusive,
     of vital importance, omphalic, open, operator, ordinary, original,
     outstanding, overriding, overruling, oxytone, palatal, palatalized,
     panel switching, paramount, pharyngeal, pharyngealized, phonemic,
     phonetic, phonic, pitch, pitched, pivotal, posttonic, predominant,
     preeminent, pregnant, preponderant, prevailing, primal, primary,
     prime, primeval, primitive, primordial, principal, pristine,
     protogenic, radical, ranking, retroflex, rounded, routine,
     rudimentary, ruling, salient, seminal, semivowel, signal,
     significant, soft, sonant, sovereign, standard, star, stellar,
     stopped, stressed, strong, substantive, supereminent, surd,
     switchboard operator, syllabic, telephone exchange,
     telephone office, telephone operator, telephonist, tense, thick,
     throaty, tonal, tonic, topflight, twangy, umbilical, unaccented,
     unrounded, unstressed, usual, velar, vital, vocalic, vocoid,
     voiced, voiceless, vowel, vowellike, weak, wide

From Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856) :

  CENTRAL. Relating to the centre, or placed in the centre; as, the central 
  courts of the United States, are those located in the city of Washington, 
  whose jurisdiction extends over the whole country. These are, first, the 
  Senate of the United States, when organized to try impeachments; secondly, 
  the Supreme Court of the United States. 
       2. The government of the United States is the central government. 

From U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000) :

  Central, AK -- U.S. Census Designated Place in Alaska
     Population (2000):    134
     Housing Units (2000): 169
     Land area (2000):     247.950847 sq. miles (642.189718 sq. km)
     Water area (2000):    1.496112 sq. miles (3.874913 sq. km)
     Total area (2000):    249.446959 sq. miles (646.064631 sq. km)
     FIPS code:            11690
     Located within:       Alaska (AK), FIPS 02
     Location:             65.533461 N, 144.695650 W
     ZIP Codes (1990):     99730
     Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
      Central, AK

From U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000) :

  Central, SC -- U.S. town in South Carolina
     Population (2000):    3522
     Housing Units (2000): 1832
     Land area (2000):     2.406803 sq. miles (6.233590 sq. km)
     Water area (2000):    0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
     Total area (2000):    2.406803 sq. miles (6.233590 sq. km)
     FIPS code:            13015
     Located within:       South Carolina (SC), FIPS 45
     Location:             34.723781 N, 82.779754 W
     ZIP Codes (1990):     29630
     Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
      Central, SC

From U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000) :

  Central, TN -- U.S. Census Designated Place in Tennessee
     Population (2000):    2717
     Housing Units (2000): 1259
     Land area (2000):     4.289392 sq. miles (11.109474 sq. km)
     Water area (2000):    0.000516 sq. miles (0.001337 sq. km)
     Total area (2000):    4.289908 sq. miles (11.110811 sq. km)
     FIPS code:            12460
     Located within:       Tennessee (TN), FIPS 47
     Location:             36.323090 N, 82.299684 W
     ZIP Codes (1990):    
     Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
      Central, TN

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