center · noun /ˈsen.t̬ər/Full view
Nouns: center, decentralization
Adjectives: central, centrist
Verbs: center, centralize, decentralize
Adverbs: centrally
center (MIDDLE)
A2 C the middle point or part of something
Dictionary examples:

There was a large table in the center of the room.

She stood in the center of the stage.

Learner example:

My new house is in the center of Rome. (Key English Test; A2; Italian)

center (PLACE)
A2 C a place or a building used for a particular activity
Dictionary examples:

a fitness/medical/community center

a garden/shopping center

a center for the arts

Learner example:

We can go to see the film tomorrow at 6:00 o'clock an then we can go to the shopping center. (Key English Test; A2; Spanish)

be the center of attention
C2 to receive more attention than anyone or anything else
Dictionary example:

He loves to be the center of attention.

Learner example:

He would have so much fun being the center of attention. (Certificate of Proficiency in English; C2; French)

center (POLITICAL)
C2 no plural a political position with opinions that are not extreme
Dictionary example:

His political views are left of center.

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