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Central vs. Hub

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Centraladjective

Being in the centre.

Hubnoun

The central part, usually cylindrical, of a wheel; the nave.

Centraladjective

Having or containing the centre of something.

Hubnoun

A point where many routes meet and traffic is distributed, dispensed or diverted.

‘Hong Kong International Airport is one of the most important air traffic hubs in Asia.’;

Centraladjective

Being very important, or key to something.

Hubnoun

A central facility providing a range of related services, such as a medical hub or an educational hub

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Centraladjective

(anatomy) Exerting its action towards the peripheral organs.

Hubnoun

(networking) A computer networking device connecting several Ethernet ports. See switch.

Centraladjective

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.

Hubnoun

(surveying) A stake with a nail in it, used to mark a temporary point.

Centralnoun

The central, or one of the central, bones of the carpus or or tarsus. In the tarsus of man it is represented by the navicular.

Hubnoun

A male weasel; a buck; a dog; a jack.

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Centralnoun

a workplace that serves as a telecommunications facility where lines from telephones can be connected together to permit communication

Hubnoun

(obsolete) The hilt of a weapon.

Centraladjective

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’;

Hubnoun

(US) A rough protuberance or projecting obstruction.

‘a hub in the road’;

Centraladjective

in or near a center or constituting a center; the inner area;

‘a central position’; ‘central heating and air conditioning’;

Hubnoun

(video games) An area in a video game from which most or all of the game's levels are accessed.

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Centraladjective

used in the description of a place that in the middle of another place;

‘the people of Central and Northern Europe’; ‘country in central Africa’;

Hubnoun

A goal or mark at which quoits, etc., are thrown.

Centraladjective

centrally located and easy to reach;

‘the central city has good bus service’; ‘the shop has a central location’;

Hubnoun

A hardened, engraved steel punch for impressing a device upon a die, used in coining, etc.

Centraladjective

at the point or in the area that is in the middle of something

‘central London’; ‘the station has a central courtyard’;

Hubnoun

A screw hob.

Centraladjective

accessible from a variety of places

‘coaches met at a central location’;

Hubnoun

A block for scotching a wheel.

Centraladjective

(of a vowel) articulated in the centre of the mouth.

Hubnoun

The central part, usually cylindrical, of a wheel; the nave. See Illust. of Axle box.

Centraladjective

of the greatest importance; principal or essential

‘his preoccupation with history is central to his work’;

Hubnoun

The hilt of a weapon.

Centraladjective

having or denoting supreme power over a country or organization

‘central government’;

Hubnoun

A rough protuberance or projecting obstruction; as, a hub in the road. [U.S.] See Hubby.

Centralnoun

a place with a high concentration of a specified type of person or thing

‘you're in workaholic central here’;

Hubnoun

A goal or mark at which quoits, etc., are cast.

Hubnoun

A hardened, engraved steel punch for impressing a device upon a die, used in coining, etc.

Hubnoun

A screw hob. See Hob, 3.

Hubnoun

A block for scotching a wheel.

Hubnoun

The central location within which activities tend to concentrate, or from which activities radiate outward; a focus of activity.

Hubnoun

A large airport used as a central transfer station for an airline, permitting economic air transportation between remote locations by directing travellers through the hub, often changing planes at the hub, and thus keeping the seat occupancy rate on the airplanes high. The hub together with the feeder lines from remote locations constitute the so-called hub and spoke system of commercial air passenger transportation. A commercial airline may have more than one such hub.

Hubnoun

The city of Boston, Massachusetts referred to locally by the nickname The Hub.

Hubnoun

the central part of a car wheel (or fan or propeller etc) through which the shaft or axle passes

Hubnoun

a center of activity or interest or commerce or transportation; a focal point around which events revolve;

‘the playground is the hub of parental supervision’; ‘the airport is the economic hub of the area’;

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