Cen"tral (?), a. [L. centralis, fr. centrum: cf. F. central. See Center.]

Relating to the center; situated in or near the center or middle; containing the center; of or pertaining to the parts near the center�x3c;-- original had "or of.." --�x3e;; equidistant or equally accessible from certain points.

Central force Math., a force acting upon a body towards or away from a fixed or movable center. -- Center sun Astron., a name given to a hypothetical body about which Madler supposed the solar system together with all the stars in the Milky Way, to be revolving. A point near Alcyone in the Pleiades was supposed to possess characteristics of the position of such a body.


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Cen"tral (?), Cen*tra"le (?), n. [NL. centrale, fr. L. centralis.] Anat.

The central, or one of the central, bones of the carpus or or tarsus. In the tarsus of man it is represented by the navicular.


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