Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun central

1 sense of central

Sense 1
central, telephone exchange, exchange -- (a workplace that serves as a telecommunications facility where lines from telephones can be connected together to permit communication)
       => workplace, work -- (a place where work is done; "he arrived at work early today")

Antonyms of adj central

2 senses of central

Sense 1
cardinal, central, fundamental, key, primal -- (serving as an essential component; "a cardinal rule"; "the central cause of the problem"; "an example that was fundamental to the argument"; "computers are fundamental to modern industrial structure")

INDIRECT (VIA important) -> unimportant -- (not important; "a relatively unimportant feature of the system"; "the question seems unimportant")

Sense 2
central (vs. peripheral) -- (in or near a center or constituting a center; the inner area; "a central position")

peripheral (vs. central) -- (on or near an edge or constituting an outer boundary; the outer area; "Russia's peripheral provinces"; "peripheral suburbs")
        => circumferential -- (lying around or just outside the edges or outskirts; "circumferential highways around cities")
        => fringy, marginal -- (at or constituting a border or edge; "the marginal strip of beach")
        => encircling (prenominal), skirting (prenominal) -- (being all around the edges; enclosing; "his encircling arms"; "the room's skirting board needs painting")
        => off-base -- (located outside a military base; "off-base housing")

Similarity of adj central

2 senses of central

Sense 1
cardinal, central, fundamental, key, primal -- (serving as an essential component; "a cardinal rule"; "the central cause of the problem"; "an example that was fundamental to the argument"; "computers are fundamental to modern industrial structure")
       => important (vs. unimportant), of import -- (of great significance or value; "important people"; "the important questions of the day")

Sense 2
central (vs. peripheral) -- (in or near a center or constituting a center; the inner area; "a central position")
       => amidship -- (located in the middle part of a ship or aircraft)
       => bicentric -- (having two centers)
       => bifocal -- (having two foci; "bifocal eyeglasses")
       => center (prenominal), halfway, middle (prenominal), midway -- (equally distant from the extremes)
       => centered -- (being or placed in the center)
       => centric, centrical -- (having or situated at or near a center)
       => focal -- (having or localized centrally at a focus; "focal point"; "focal infection")
       => median, medial -- (relating to or situated in or extending toward the middle)
       => middlemost, midmost -- (being in the exact middle)
       => nuclear -- (constituting or like a nucleus; "annexation of the suburban fringe by the nuclear metropolis"; "the nuclear core of the congregation")

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