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central (adjective)
1.
coming before all others in importance
SYNONYMS:
arch, big, capital, cardinal, central, chief, dominant, first, grand, great, greatest, highest, key, leading, main, master, number one ( No. 1), numero uno, overbearing, overmastering, overriding, paramount, predominant, preeminent, premier, primal, primary, principal, prior, sovereign ( sovran), supreme
RELATED WORDS:
distinguished, eminent, illustrious, noble, notable, noteworthy, outstanding, prestigious, signal, star, stellar, superior; high-level, senior, top; important, influential, major, mighty, momentous, significant; incomparable, matchless, unequaled ( unequalled), unparalleled, unsurpassed; celebrated, famed, famous, renowned
NEAR ANTONYMS:
inconsequential, inconsiderable, insignificant, minor, negligible, slight, trifling, trivial, unimportant; collateral, inferior, secondary, subordinate, subsidiary
last, least
central (adjective)
2.
occupying a position equally distant from the ends or extremes
SYNONYMS:
central, halfway, intermediary, intermediate, medial, median, mediate, medium, mid, midmost
RELATED WORDS:
equidistant; inmost, inner, innermost, nearest; betwixt and between, borderline, gray ( grey), in-between
NEAR ANTONYMS:
outer, peripheral
extreme, farthest, farthermost, furthermost, furthest, outermost, outmost, remotest, utmost
central (adjective)
3.
avoiding major social change or extreme political ideas
SYNONYMS:
central, centrist, middle-of-the-road
RELATED WORDS:
conventional, nonrevolutionary, orthodox, traditional; levelheaded, rational, reasonable, sensible; neutral
NEAR ANTONYMS:
excessive; conservative, reactionary, rightist; leftist, liberal, progressive; fanatic ( fanatical), rabid, subversive, violent; agitating, exciting, fomenting, incendiary, inciting, inflammatory, instigating, provocative, provoking; rabble-rousing; dissenting
extremist, radical, revolutionary, revolutionist, ultra
central (noun)
a thing or place that is of greatest importance to an activity or interest
SYNONYMS:
axis, base, capital, central, core, cynosure, epicenter, eye, focus, ground zero, heart, hub, locus, mecca, navel, nerve center, nexus, nucleus, omphalos, seat
RELATED WORDS:
headquarters; happy hunting ground, hive, hotbed, hot spot, playground, playland; kernel, nub, pith; deep, thick; essence, quintessence, soul; attraction, lodestone ( loadstone), magnet, polestar
Central (Wikipedia)

Central is an adjective usually referring to being in the center of some place or (mathematical) object.

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