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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 group added that the price of raising the capacity of the pipeline was about $200 million, which must be added to the $135 million investment underway at the central processing unit.
Nearly US$200 million was the rate for raising the capacity of the pipeline, which must be increased to US$135 million investment underway at the central processing unit, construction of which is due to be resolved in the first half of 2015, added by the group
Through leading edge technology, Continuous Computing's FlexCore ATCA-FM30-SX base-fabric switch helps lower costs and reduce network complexity by eliminating underutilized features such as expensive Central Processing Unit (CPU) and Advanced Mezzanine Card (AMC) sets.
Silicon vendors are increasingly integrating hardware acceleration engines into their products to speed up cryptographic operations while freeing up the central processing unit (CPU) to continue to perform other tasks in parallel.

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