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Core vs. Crux

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Corenoun

The central part of fruit, containing the kernels or seeds.

‘the core of an apple or quince’;

Cruxnoun

The basic, central, or essential point or feature.

‘The crux of her argument was that the roadways needed repair before anything else could be accomplished.’;

Corenoun

The heart or inner part of a physical thing

Cruxnoun

The critical or transitional moment or issue, a turning point.

Corenoun

The center or inner part of a space or area

‘the core of a square’;

Cruxnoun

A puzzle or difficulty.

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Corenoun

The most important part of a thing; the essence.

‘the core of a subject’;

Cruxnoun

(climbing) The hardest point of a climb.

Corenoun

(engineering) The portion of a mold that creates an internal cavity within a casting or that makes a hole in or through a casting.

Cruxnoun

(heraldry) A cross on a coat of arms.

Corenoun

The bony process which forms the central axis of the horns in many animals.

Cruxnoun

Anything that is very puzzling or difficult to explain.

‘The perpetual crux of New Testament chronologists.’;

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Corenoun

(computing) Magnetic data storage.

Cruxnoun

a small conspicuous constellation in the southern hemisphere in the Milky Way near Centaurus

Corenoun

(computer hardware) An individual computer processor, in the sense when several processors (called cores or CPU cores) are plugged together in one single integrated circuit to work as one (called multi-core processor).

‘I wanted to play a particular computer game, which required I buy a new computer, so while the game said it needed at least a dual-core processor, I wanted my computer to be a bit ahead of the curve, so I bought a quad-core.’;

Cruxnoun

the most important point

Corenoun

(engineering) The material between surface materials in a structured composite sandwich material.

‘a floor panel with a Nomex honeycomb core’;

Crux

Crux () is a constellation centred on four stars in the southern sky in a bright portion of the Milky Way. It is among the most easily distinguished constellations as its hallmark (asterism) stars each have an apparent visual magnitude brighter than +2.8, even though it is the smallest of all 88 modern constellations.

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Corenoun

The inner part of a nuclear reactor in which the nuclear reaction takes place.

Corenoun

A piece of soft iron, inside the windings of an electromagnet, that channels the magnetic field.

Corenoun

A disorder of sheep caused by worms in the liver.

Corenoun

A cylindrical sample of rock or other materials obtained by core drilling.

Corenoun

(medicine) A tiny sample of organic material obtained by means of a fine-needle biopsy.

Corenoun

(biochemistry) The central part of a protein structure consisting in mostly hydrophobic aminoacids.

Corenoun

(game theory) The set of feasible allocations that cannot be improved upon by a subset (a coalition) of the economy's agents.

Corenoun

(printing) A hollow cylindrical piece of cardboard around which a web of paper or plastic is winded.

Corenoun

(obsolete) A body of individuals; an assemblage.

Corenoun

A miner's underground working time or shift.

Corenoun

: a former Hebrew and Phoenician unit of volume.

Corenoun

A deposit paid by the purchaser of a rebuilt part, to be refunded on return of a used, rebuildable part, or the returned rebuildable part itself.

Coreverb

To remove the core of an apple or other fruit.

Coreverb

To extract a sample with a drill.

Corenoun

A body of individuals; an assemblage.

‘He was in a core of people.’;

Corenoun

A miner's underground working time or shift.

Corenoun

A Hebrew dry measure; a cor or homer.

Corenoun

The heart or inner part of a thing, as of a column, wall, rope, of a boil, etc.; especially, the central part of fruit, containing the kernels or seeds; as, the core of an apple or quince.

‘A fever at the core,Fatal to him who bears, to all who ever bore.’;

Corenoun

The center or inner part, as of an open space; as, the core of a square.

Corenoun

The most important part of a thing; the essence; as, the core of a subject; - also used attributively, as the core curriculum at a college.

Corenoun

The portion of a mold which shapes the interior of a cylinder, tube, or other hollow casting, or which makes a hole in or through a casting; a part of the mold, made separate from and inserted in it, for shaping some part of the casting, the form of which is not determined by that of the pattern.

Corenoun

A disorder of sheep occasioned by worms in the liver.

Corenoun

The bony process which forms the central axis of the horns in many animals.

Corenoun

A mass of iron or other ferrous metal, forming the central part of an electromagnet, such as those upon which the conductor of an armature, a transformer, or an induction coil is wound.

Corenoun

a sample of earth or rock extracted from underground by a drilling device in such a manner that the layers of rock are preserved in the same order as they exist underground; as, to drill a core; to extract a core. The sample is typically removed with a rotating drill bit having a hollow center, and is thus shaped like a cylinder.

Corenoun

The main working memory of a digital computer system, which typically retains the program code being executed as well as the data structures that are manipulated by the program. Contrasted to ROM and data storage device.

Corenoun

the central part of the earth, believed to be a sphere with a radius of about 2100 miles, and composed primarily of molten iron with some nickel. It is distinguished from the crust and mantle.

Corenoun

the central part of a nuclear reactor, containing the fissionable fuel.

Coreverb

To take out the core or inward parts of; as, to core an apple.

‘He's like a corn upon my great toe . . . he must be cored out.’;

Coreverb

To form by means of a core, as a hole in a casting.

Coreverb

To extract a cylindrical sample from, with a boring device. See core{8}.

Corenoun

the center of an object;

‘the ball has a titanium core’;

Corenoun

a small group of indispensable persons or things;

‘five periodicals make up the core of their publishing program’;

Corenoun

the central part of the Earth

Corenoun

the choicest or most essential or most vital part of some idea or experience;

‘the gist of the prosecutor's argument’; ‘the heart and soul of the Republican Party’; ‘the nub of the story’;

Corenoun

a cylindrical sample of soil or rock obtained with a hollow drill

Corenoun

an organization founded by James Leonard Farmer in 1942 to work for racial equality

Corenoun

the central meaning or theme of a speech or literary work

Corenoun

the chamber of a nuclear reactor containing the fissile material where the reaction takes place

Corenoun

a bar of magnetic material (as soft iron) that passes through a coil and serves to increase the inductance of the coil

Coreverb

remove the core or center from;

‘core an apple’;

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