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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 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.
Designation as a center of excellence may mean that the center has chosen to focus on a particular area of research, with this distinction being given to those who make concerted progress in an area.
This continuing education online program is offered jointly through the Center of Excellence and the Distant Education Center of STC.
We are very proud to be among the universities selected for a center of excellence.
The Design Center of Excellence brings Avnet expertise directly to its customers and will help drive innovation among original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and independent software vendors (ISVs) in support of their integrated and data center solutions.
The DSCC DMSMS Office is responsible for the DoD DMSMS Center of Excellence and the Shared Data Warehouse; and for receiving discontinuation notices, determining affected items-of-supply (parts) within DLA, and advising other managing activities of affected parts.
CSRA Inc last night introduced its new Cyber Center of Excellence at a special event in Tysons Corner, Va.
This CONOPS defines the objectives and functions for the Acquisition Center of Excellence (ACE) organization and how all elements of the ACE community contribute to the overall strategy for implementing Agile Acquisition.

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