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(US), center
1. Geometry
a. the midpoint of any line or figure, esp the point within a circle or sphere that is equidistant from any point on the circumference or surface
b. the point within a body through which a specified force may be considered to act, such as the centre of gravity
2. the point, axis, or pivot about which a body rotates
3. Politics
a. a political party or group favouring moderation, esp the moderate members of a legislative assembly
b. (as modifier): a Centre-Left alliance
4. Physiol any part of the central nervous system that regulates a specific function
5. a bar with a conical point upon which a workpiece or part may be turned or ground
6. a punch mark or small conical hole in a part to be drilled, which enables the point of the drill to be located accurately
7. Basketball
a. the position of a player who jumps for the ball at the start of play
b. the player in this position
8. Archery
a. the ring around the bull's eye
b. a shot that hits this ring


1. the. the sparsely inhabited central region of Australia
2. a region of central France: generally low-lying; drained chiefly by the Rivers Loire, Loir, and Cher
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Medidata Solutions, a global provider of electronic clinical data capture, management and reporting solutions, today announced the expansion of its research and development capabilities through the formation of its Integration Center of Excellence, which is designed to deliver an enterprise-wide e-clinical suite based on industry standards.
The Business Solutions Center of Excellence is an ideal example of how Pennsylvania is leading the nation in its commitment to using technology the right way," said Greg Coticchia, CEO of LogicLibrary.
The Center of Excellence is the front runner in bringing the business value of Microsoft .
A central focus of the VLJ Center of Excellence will be the development of an education program and curriculum, in cooperation with the FAA, leading aeronautical universities, WorkForce Florida, Inc.
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To be effective in responding rapidly to emergencies such as terrorist attacks or natural disasters, you must be able to coordinate well between all agencies, branches and levels of government and law enforcement," explained Cindy Walker, Technical Director of Enterprise Data Management at KGS and Director of the DCVector(SM) Center of Excellence Advisory Board.
NPF's Center of Excellence network features world-renowned Parkinson's specialists focused on reaching across patient and professional communities to change the course of Parkinson's disease.
MG Patterson will command the Cyber Center of Excellence, which will oversee both signal and cyber training.
The Cummins Oil and Gas Center of Excellence allows Cummins to expand our current product offering beyond the broad range of diesel and natural gas engines currently available to customers," said Tom Linebarger, President and Chief Operating Officer.
This continuing education online program is offered jointly through the Center of Excellence and the Distant Education Center of STC.
It will coordinate with the JUAV Center of Excellence when the lines between material and non-material solutions blur.
The State University of New York (SUNY) at Buffalo Center of Excellence in Bioinformatics (BCEB) merges high-end technology, including super-computing and visualization, with expertise in genomics, proteomics, and bioimaging, to enable major contributions in science and healthcare.

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