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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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MG Patterson will command the Cyber Center of Excellence, which will oversee both signal and cyber training.
The Malaysia facility will be Clariant's fourth in the region, but it will be the first Center of Excellence located there.
BenchmarkPortal CEO, Bruce Belfiore, said, 'A contact centre that seeks and achieves the Center of Excellence Certification from BenchmarkPortal demonstrates a noteworthy commitment to service excellence.
The nursing program at Collin College has been named a Center of Excellence in Nursing Education by the National League of Nursing.
The Cummins Oil and Gas Center of Excellence, a business designed to serve the needs of the firm's oil and gas customer base, was recently launched in Houston in what the company described as a "significant investment".
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