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(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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Even so, there is much to admire in the Central Artery Project.
Incidents like the ceiling collapse in Boston's Central Artery Tunnel underscore the safety imperative for tunnel inspections, and NHI's training helps ensure that tunnels are safer, more secure, and maintained in a state of good repair.
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.
Project should include miscellaneous repairs to Central Artery and Boston Extension Bridges including bearing adjustments or replacement, superstructure and substructure repairs.
Central artery occlusion in young male should raise suspicion of antiphospholipid syndrome .
Howling winds roared down Worcester's central artery and the mercury hovered around 10 degrees below zero.
Simonelli is responsible for the coordination, design and construction of the Vehicular Security Center (VSC) and Tour Bus Parking Facility, the central artery for the site's truck delivery and parking system.
6 billion Central Artery Tunnel project--more commonly known as the "Big Dig"--is now moving deeper into a litigation phase that will almost certainly drag on long after the nation's largest public works project is completed in 2005.
A network of great parks has long been promised as the Crown Jewel of Boston's massive Central Artery Project.
Weigle has extensive transportation experience, but some critics are fearful of his role with the Central Artery project in Boston, and potential conflicts of interest posed by his work with Bechtel, which is a major MTA contractor.
The Kennedy Road corridor is and will continue to be a central artery for economic development in the region.

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