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core

noun (n)

  • a small group of indispensable persons or things (noun.group)
    Synonym: core group, nucleus
    Example:
    Five periodicals make up the core of their publishing program.
    source: wordnet30
  • the center of an object (noun.location)
    Example:
    The ball has a titanium core.
    source: wordnet30
  • the central part of the Earth (noun.object)
    source: wordnet30
  • the choicest or most essential or most vital part of some idea or experience (noun.cognition)
    source: wordnet30
  • a cylindrical sample of soil or rock obtained with a hollow drill (noun.object)
    source: wordnet30
  • an organization founded by James Leonard Farmer in 1942 to work for racial equality (noun.group)
    source: wordnet30
  • the central meaning or theme of a speech or literary work (noun.communication)
    Synonym: burden, effect, essence, gist
    source: wordnet30
  • (computer science) a tiny ferrite toroid formerly used in a random access memory to store one bit of data; now superseded by semiconductor memories (noun.artifact)
    Synonym: magnetic core
    Example:
    Each core has three wires passing through it, providing the means to select and detect the contents of each bit.
    source: wordnet30
  • the chamber of a nuclear reactor containing the fissile material where the reaction takes place (noun.artifact)
    source: wordnet30
  • a bar of magnetic material (as soft iron) that passes through a coil and serves to increase the inductance of the coil (noun.artifact)
    source: wordnet30
  • A body of individuals; an assemblage. (noun)
    source: webster1913
  • A miner's underground working time or shift. (noun)
    source: webster1913
  • A Hebrew dry measure; a cor or homer. (noun)
    source: webster1913
  • The heart or inner part of a thing, as of a column, wall, rope, of a boil, etc.; especially, the central part of fruit, containing the kernels or seeds; as, the core of an apple or quince. (noun)
    source: webster1913
  • A mass of iron, usually made of thin plates, upon which the conductor of an armature or of a transformer is wound. (noun)
    source: webster1913

verb (v)

  • remove the core or center from (verb.contact)
    Example:
    Core an apple.
    source: wordnet30
  • To take out the core or inward parts of; as, to core an apple. (verb)
    source: webster1913

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