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central

(Essential), adjective basal, basic, capital, cardinal, chief, crucial, dominant, elemental, first, foremost, foundational, fundamental, highly important, indispensable, intrinsic, intrinsical, key, main, major, necessary, pivotal, primal, primary, principal, requisite, ruling, significant, supreme, underlying, vital

central

(Situated near center), adjective center, centric, centrical, equidistant, focal, halfway, inmost, inner, medial, median, mesial, middle, middlemost, midmost
Associated concepts: central board of appeals, central filing, centralization center of gravity doctrine
See also: basic, cardinal, federal, fundamental, important, indispensable, integral, intermediate, leading, master, material, outstanding, primary

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.

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The Central Artery Tunnel Project was launched to replace the six-lane Central Artery in Boston with an underground road of eight to ten lanes.
An earlier study by the same author concluded that the age-related decrease in central artery elasticity was not observed in highly physically active women compared to that of sedentary controls (Tanaka et al.
This is a central artery and the city is supposed to keep central arteries moving.
It will soon be installed, among other places, in Boston's Central Artery Tunnel, built as part of the massive US$14 billion "Big Dig" endeavor to modernize the city's outdated downtown highway and tunnel system.
Boston's massive Central Artery project is nearing completion; the elevated expressway will soon be coming down, and CLF is deeply involved in helping to determine what will become of the 27 acres that lie beneath and beside it.
Pulse pressure is an indication of central artery dysfunction, and significant, ongoing elevations in pulse pressure could lead to endothelial damage, said Dr.
Thirty individual amateur groups, all under the close direction of professional choreographers, hip-hopped, skated, shimmied, grooved and twisted their way through the central artery of Lyons while celebrating the theme of the Biennale's ninth edition, "The Silk Routes.
The city's Central Artery, an elevated six-lane highway running right through the heart of the city, was built in 1959 and was basically obsolete before it was even completed.
The (as of now $13 billion, it continues to rise in cost) suppression of the Central Artery, a major highway through the center of the city that originally called for plans for creating a new and bold landscape for Boston, is also due to funding.
Classically," says Heyning, the structure is "a central artery with a sheath of veins around it so it looks like a little rosette.
Zoco Chico is the central artery of the medina in Tangier.
According to The Boston Globe, among other questions, investigators are examining whether Shuster or Ann Eppard helped obtain more favorable settlements for two contributors whose business properties were being seized to make way for the construction of the federally funded Central Artery Project in Boston.

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