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centre

I.noun
COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES
a community centreBritish English, community center American English (= where people can go for social events, classes etc)
▪ A community centre is the ideal place for local residents to get together to discuss crime prevention.
a conference centre (=a building or group of buildings used for conferences)
a craft centreBritish English, a craft center American English (= building where you can see different crafts and buy things)
a garden centreBritish English, a garden center American English (= a shop selling plants and things for the garden)
▪ I bought the plants at the garden centre.
a leisure centre/complex (=a place where you can play sports etc)
▪ The local leisure centre has a swimming pool and a sauna.
a resort town/area/centre
▪ They're only a five minute stroll away from the main resort centre with all its bars, restaurants and nightlife.
a tourist destination/centre/spot
▪ Egypt became a popular tourist destination in the nineteenth century.
a weather centreBritish English, a weather bureau American English (= a place where information about the weather is collected and where reports are produced)
▪ The London Weather Centre has issued a warning that there could be extremely heavy rain and high winds over the next 24 hours.
an advice centre/service/desk/bureau
▪ They offer a 24-hour advice service to customers.
an exhibition centreBritish English, an exhibition center American English (= a large building for holding exhibitions)
▪ The exhibition will be held in the National Exhibition Centre in Birmingham.
be at the centre of a scandalBritish English, be at the center of a scandal American English
▪ The banker at the centre of the scandal has disappeared.
be at the centre of a stormBritish English, be at the center of a storm American English (= be the person or thing that is causing strong protest, criticism etc)
▪ He has been at the centre of a storm surrounding donations to the party.
call centre
centre forward
centre of gravity
city centre
civic centre
community centre
correctional facility/institution/centre (=a prison)
day care centre/services/facilities
▪ subsidized day care facilities
day centre
▪ a local day centre for homeless people
detention centre
ExCeL Exhibition Centre, the
garden centre
health centre
information centre
job centre
leisure centre
nerve centre
▪ the ship’s nerve center
reception centre
remand centre
shopping centre
sports centre
the centre of a controversy
▪ The idea became the centre of a bitter controversy.
the centre of town/the town centreBritish English, the center of town/the town center American English
▪ The hotel was right in the center of town.
the centre of town/the town centreBritish English, the center of town/the town center American English
▪ The hotel was right in the center of town.
the city centreBritish English, the city center American English
▪ The hotel is in the city centre.
the middle/centre ground (=opinions that are not extreme that most people would agree with)
▪ Both parties are battling to occupy the centre ground.
▪ Careful, Laura. You could be treading on dangerous ground expressing opinions etc that might offend someone.
▪ Each side was unwilling to give ground change their opinion.
town centre
COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS
■ ADJECTIVE
commercial
▪ Portree has long been the commercial centre of the Isle of Skye.
▪ Yet a one man business for immigrants in the commercial centre of the city was an anachronism.
▪ Twenty years ago London Road was a busy, thriving commercial centre thronged with shoppers.
▪ Over the next few hundred years, Tewkesbury remained a busy commercial centre, often ranked only second to Gloucester.
▪ The church dominates the commercial centre with its clock tower visible from the housing developments on the outskirts.
▪ It is renowned as a business and commercial centre.
▪ Things could get especially complicated in Kano, the north's biggest commercial centre.
▪ Birmingham is less attractive because it has remained the commercial centre of the Midlands.
cultural
▪ It's a tourist and cultural centre as well as a centre for violence.
▪ The bus station was similarly desolate, while the cinema, cultural centre, public baths and a hospital have closed.
▪ The builders are not using any nails in the construction, in an effort to build an authentic cultural centre.
▪ And from the affluence they have brought has come Winterthur's other fame as a cultural centre.
▪ But, what is there for the art enthusiast in this cultural centre?
▪ In the later Middle Ages, Prague was an important merchant city and cultural centre.
▪ It is also a significant conference and cultural centre.
financial
▪ The Corporation, which controls London's financial centre, wants to cut back on free parking bays.
▪ Fears that London's reputation as the world's leading financial centre has been permanently damaged are considered to be exaggerated.
▪ For example, Frankfurt could pose a real challenge to London as a financial centre for the futures markets.
▪ The billion-dollar question was whether a devaluation of the dollar would jeopardize New York's position as a financial centre.
▪ It is about time that we started to realise that the financial centre of London is not the key to our success.
▪ People feared that turning the City into Fort Knox would damage its attraction as a financial centre.
▪ The financial centre Bank is the finest architectural arena in the City.
▪ In the early 1980s a greater number of Arab banks was represented in London than in any Arab capital or financial centre.
local
▪ A local shows centre, Duckhurst Farm, holds clear round jumping on Saturday afternoons.
▪ Nigel also took up aerobics at his local sports centre.
▪ Some years back, when he had a young family, Lewry joined his local National Trust centre.
▪ I recently saw them at my local garden centre.
▪ If you feel energetic, you could join exercise classes at your local sports centre, village hall or other venue.
▪ A local volunteer centre or Age Concern group should be able to match up talents with projects that need them.
▪ Nice - at a price Our local garden centre stocks Sterlets.
▪ Then the local centre for the handicapped lent them a wheelchair, so they were able to get out and about.
major
▪ The First World War saw enormous advances in flight technology, and Glasgow was a major centre for aircraft production.
▪ Later, Valencia came to dominate as the major lustreware centre.
▪ Now it is a major shopping centre and a centre for professional services and newspaper printing.
▪ It was also a major tourist centre.
▪ Edo itself also acted as a major centre of commercial activity.
▪ There were visits to London Docklands, a major bank training centre and all the main City institutions.
▪ The area has always been a major centre for the narcotics trade.
▪ Kharkov was a major centre for metallurgy, chemical, and machine-building plants.
new
▪ The new centre will offer a range of pupil activities and will be available to schools throughout the country.
▪ Where new road patterns or a new shopping centre affect trade, appeal.
▪ One bright spot will be a new materials research centre at the Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory in California.
▪ Read in studio Campaigners against a new detention centre for the immigration service have held a torchlight protest.
▪ Ossett today demonstrates that sturdy individuality in an increasing variety of businesses and services as well as their new centre of Wellgate.
▪ They want to prevent the opening of a new detention centre at Campsfield House in Kidlington.
▪ Vladimir After the decline of Kiev, a new centre of power and influence was slowly established in the region of Moscow.
▪ Macmillan College expects to open its new leisure centre for school and community use in June.
■ NOUN
business
▪ Forty minutes later I parked outside a slate-grey office block in the business centre.
▪ Obviously this was not conclusive, L A is a pretty vital business centre, you would expect millionaires to congregate there.
▪ A government report concluded in 1986 that we must move beyond being a production base, to being an international business centre.
▪ Businessmen outlined their views on future government policies when two General Election candidates visited the Belasis business centre, Billingham.
▪ The redundant building was advertised as a potential business centre, equipped with offices and laboratory space.
care
▪ And an information day is being planned for anyone wanting to learn more about the day care centre appeal.
▪ Linked with the day care centre this service provides specialist home support for carers and suffers. ii Crossroads care Attendant Schemes.
▪ The day care centre can often be the link to other agencies when special needs are identified.
▪ Each petty sessions area has an allocated care centre to which cases may be transferred if the relevant criteria are met.
▪ In certain circumstances public law proceedings may be commenced in a county court care centre.
▪ It will also include retail and leisure units, community facilities and a health care centre.
▪ He remembered the maternity unit - long closed, the day care centre and the wards, all with their characteristics.
city
▪ At the city centre slid out of the skin and moved away thought the dense crowds.
▪ Hotel am Thielenplatz A modern hotel situated right in the city centre and only 300 metres walk from the railway station.
▪ Budapest is to ban all cars with two-stoke engines from the city centre unless they are fitted with a catalytic converter.
▪ His farm is about eight miles from Bradford city centre.
▪ At times, his music has the fragmented feel of a late-night stroll through a busy city centre!
▪ He had returned for lunch from his office in the city centre.
▪ Voice over Bob Peckham has been juggling for 12 years he regularly entertains shoppers in Oxford city centre.
▪ This option would cost £85 million, or if the trains were put in tunnels through the city centre, £105 million.
conference
▪ Meanwhile, Unix System Labs has negotiated a Unix showcase area squat at the front door of the conference centre.
▪ But the playroom is to be absorbed into the retreat and conference centre next year.
▪ Ideally situated close to the town and conference centre, on the Brighton border and just off the seafront.
▪ Around the conference centre, the party rocks on with blithe disregard for the economic and political turbulence beyond.
▪ The conference centre contained one of the main entrances to the bunker.
▪ Size of conference centre 194 points 4.
▪ Located in a perfect position close to the seafront, entertainment, town centre and conference centre.
▪ They are just as important though as what goes on in the main body of the conference centre.
day
▪ At the time we saw her, Jean was living in a hostel in North London and attending a psychiatric day centre.
▪ These included parents, under-fives workers, specialist workers, children's day centre organisers and playgroups organisers.
▪ Some proposals include provision of a day centre and respite care.
▪ Their main line of support is through the day centre manager.
▪ The day centre manager is totally responsible for the day to day management of the centre including transport, meals etc.
▪ Review day centre availability across Lothian.
▪ Staff and parents need to be strongly motivated to seek an integrated placement in a children's day centre or nursery school.
detention
▪ Read in studio A new detention centre for immigrants has taken delivery of its first inmates, despite protests from local people.
▪ The judge gave Abraham a seven-year sentence in a juvenile detention centre, after which he will be released.
▪ So they put me in a detention centre for six months.
▪ Then again you may be taken from the detention centre to Pentonville Prison and locked up there if you complain.
▪ Read in studio Campaigners against a new detention centre for the immigration service have held a torchlight protest.
▪ It's planned to turn part of the site into a detention centre for the immigration service.
▪ Campsfield will house 200 people making it the biggest detention centre for immigrants in the country.
▪ They want to prevent the opening of a new detention centre at Campsfield House in Kidlington.
garden
▪ A new garden centre has opened which specialises in plants which can't be bought anywhere else.
▪ Eventually it blossomed into a garden centre.
▪ Next step you would think is to go to the garden centre and look for holly bushes with boy and girl names?
▪ I recently saw them at my local garden centre.
▪ Although they always look so tempting on the garden centre shelf, they are known to be very hard to please.
▪ Locally, fleece may be available from your garden centre but do check the quality and price before buying.
▪ In fact garden centre granite would do, and is very cheap.
▪ From a busy garden centre, the company supplies roses, shrubs, trees and bedding plants, all at competitive prices.
health
▪ Adolescents, men, the homeless, and people with sexually transmitted diseases may not feel comfortable in a health centre.
▪ A community psychiatry system was adopted which had the mental health centre at the middle.
▪ The district nurse is attached to the general practitioner surgery or health centre.
▪ The old police station is now the health centre with four doctors and several community nurses.
▪ That health centre job must really pay.
▪ The cash has bought medical equipment which will be presented tomorrow in Mr Horne's name to the town's health centre.
information
▪ In other words, a topic is included if there is an information centre, source or service covering it.
▪ A tree lined avenue leads to Minehead's shopping centre and the district's main tourist information centre.
▪ Nearby, the National Trust has an information centre, and there is a camping site.
▪ Follow the road back to the Forestry information centre at Glenmoret.
▪ When you reach the main road at the information centre, turn right for the car park.
▪ The town hall is set to reopen next year and will include a tourist information centre, library and concert room.
▪ Centre safe: Cleveland County Council has safeguarded the future of the county's busiest tourist information centre for the next year.
▪ The Stock Exchange is an information centre.
leisure
▪ Local Activities: walks, golf, fishing, leisure centre.
▪ Joanna suddenly wandered into the leisure centre 36 hours later.
▪ A new hotel and leisure centre.
▪ To sum up, Kitzbuhel is a major year round sporting and leisure centre and as such offers every facility.
▪ Joanna, 25, walked into the leisure centre where she works at 7am yesterday after vanishing on Tuesday.
▪ Charity dip: Hundreds of swimmers raised more than £1,000 for Cleveland charities in a superswim at Eston leisure centre.
▪ The client is also understood to be working up proposals for the final phase of the project to build a leisure centre.
research
▪ Later he set up his own research centre, the Glynn Research Laboratories in Cornwall.
▪ Forty years ago the Theatre Collection was founded as a research centre for staff and students in the Drama Department.
▪ In addition to stimulating specific projects, a research centre for solar energy is due to be established.
▪ Diana opened the first research centre that treated patients.
▪ According to the tour guides, the place is a working research centre.
▪ Now she has joined the Breakthrough fundraising drive to build a research centre in London.
▪ There is a fibres research centre at Gloucester plus two development centres - one for textile applications and one for carpets.
▪ The research centre provides specialist coursework, in parallel with that provided Faculty-wide on research method and design.
resource
▪ The number of people in the catchment area of the resource centre who now seek residential care has dropped dramatically.
▪ The Centre maintains a documentary resources centre and has recently set up a national ethnic minority statistical database.
▪ The learning resources centre serves teachers and learners alike.
▪ Also historical resource centre and family history department.
▪ The Institute offers facilities for computer-assisted learning, as well as a self-access centre, library and teachers' resource centre.
▪ There will also be an Internet resource centre for analytical scientists.
shopping
▪ One new shopping centre planned for Budapest would increase traffic in and out the city by an estimated 20,000 cars a day.
▪ The private developers have pursued the investment route with regard to the shopping centre, and to smaller sector shopping centres on particular estates.
▪ I ended up dining in a Pizza Hut in the basement of the shopping centre, the only customer in the place.
▪ Where new road patterns or a new shopping centre affect trade, appeal.
▪ Houseman's Shropshire that was once visible from Telford's shopping centre has been very carefully and skilfully gnawed away.
▪ During our stay in Leeds we visited: The county Arcade shopping centre.
▪ Six others were found and made safe after a nineteen hour search of the shopping centre.
stage
▪ By day, the Pirates Club takes centre stage with games, activities and competitions - even the parents join in!
▪ After years in the doldrums, Opec has grabbed centre stage once more.
▪ The debate about who should pay what tax in the underdeveloped world has moved centre stage.
▪ One particularly macabre statue of Saint Sebastian, arrows poking out of every limb, was given centre stage.
▪ As she says herself, this is one lady born to be centre stage.
▪ What measures of success might there be if the goal of changing client behaviour in some way is no longer centre stage?
▪ Management development therefore moves centre stage, and this is for two reasons.
town
▪ Alan Model, 35, made the illegal stop in a town centre as he popped into a shop.
▪ Read in studio Women are being warned not to walk alone at night after two attacks in Swindon town centre.
▪ It is conveniently situated close to the town centre and the sea, which can be seen from several of the rooms.
▪ Claims that people would be put off travelling to the town centre because of lack of parking were dismissed.
▪ The town centre is within easy reach - approximately a six minute walk away.
▪ Tories fail to halt pedestrian plan A last-ditch attempt to delay the introduction of pedestrianisation in Darlington town centre was defeated.
▪ Dates set for town centre traffic ban Darlington's town centre traffic ban comes into force on March 29.
▪ Casino: The casino in the town centre is open in July and August.
training
▪ Other facilities will include an educational resource and training centre.
▪ They have tree planting campaigns and regular fundraising for another building to be built on the grounds of the training centre.
▪ Read in studio Children with Cerebral Palsy could soon lose the training centre that helps them to overcome their handicap.
▪ Interested parties should contact the training centre for details.
▪ It offers a nine-month workshop in print, radio and television journalism to graduates at its training centre in Brussels.
▪ There were visits to London Docklands, a major bank training centre and all the main City institutions.
■ VERB
build
▪ Castlemore is still working up proposals for the final phase of the scheme, which involves building a leisure centre.
▪ The client is also understood to be working up proposals for the final phase of the project to build a leisure centre.
▪ Now she has joined the Breakthrough fundraising drive to build a research centre in London.
▪ At night, indeed, it became quite chilly and a fire had to be built in the centre of the hall.
▪ Laing built the original centre 10 years ago and is odds-on to carry out the work if the scheme gets the nod.
▪ The builders are not using any nails in the construction, in an effort to build an authentic cultural centre.
▪ The city will purchase the property if not already owned by the city, and build a community centre.
▪ But by that time a grand station had already been built in the centre of Alexandria.
occupy
▪ Control of the money supply should occupy centre stage in the conduct of macroeconomic policy.
▪ The prime mover of all generation is said to be the goddess Necessity, who occupies the centre of the universe.
▪ Art occupies the centre from which nature is now absent.
▪ They appear to occupy the centre of the stage, but in what guise?
▪ The most important other piece is an upper torso of Athena, who occupied the centre of the gable.
▪ It didn't occupy the centre of the room, however.
open
▪ Although managers have drawn up a list of personalities who could be invited to open the centre, identities were not revealed.
▪ Liz and Carol decided to open a day-care centre on a 50150 partnership basis.
▪ The Forestry Commission has opened a plant centre selling cuttings from its rare flora.
▪ Meanwhile, the firm has opened a technology engineering centre in Kanagawa Science Park, Tokyo.
▪ Diana opened the first research centre that treated patients.
▪ Last year Intel opened a design centre and started to make a new line of microprocessors in Penang.
▪ And, following the current fashion, Informix has also opened a software development centre in Dublin, Ireland.
shop
▪ The pair abducted the two-year-old from a Merseyside shopping centre in 1993.
▪ The firm is in negotiations with the client over the proposed Centrale shopping and leisure centre in Tamworth Road.
▪ In one city, contaminated waste was dumped next to a shopping centre.
PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES
be the centre of sb's universe
centre of population/population centre
centre stage
▪ As she says herself, this is one lady born to be centre stage.
▪ By day, the Pirates Club takes centre stage with games, activities and competitions - even the parents join in!
▪ Control of the money supply should occupy centre stage in the conduct of macroeconomic policy.
▪ Cram wallflowers into containers now to be moved to centre stage in late spring.
▪ I think the founding father saw to it that no-one else shared centre stage.
▪ There is a pretty young girl centre stage and a vengeful older woman in the wings.
▪ This was Abba's tour de force, a brilliantly structured melodrama which put Faltskog's fragile, emotional vocal centre stage.
double-page spread/centre spread
lie at the heart/centre/root of sth
▪ As we shall find, this distinction lies at the root of Anselm's movements in his last years as archbishop.
▪ Basic compassion, not just for the old but for the younger generation too, lies at the heart of this idea.
▪ That is the issue which lies at the heart of Mr. Thorpe's case.
▪ That question appears to lie at the heart of the highly publicized battle raging between Hasbro Inc. and Mattel Inc.
▪ That view lies at the root of a government drive against the racist right.
▪ The creation of a modernised democracy therefore lies at the heart of all our proposals.
▪ They overlook the human ability to negate, which lies at the root of thinking.
▪ We found that two key resource uses and two basic technologies lay at the root of lunar industry.
right, left, and centre
top left/right/centre
▪ A slightly larger percentage of pairs of brooches were more abraded on the top right than the top left corner.
▪ Here we want the Series in a column so check Columns in the box at the top left.
▪ The completed board is shown top left.
▪ The dark area in the top right is deep, clear water.
▪ The file was a standard office file with a Prior, Keen, Baldwin label stuck in the top right corner.
▪ The majority of single brooches examined were found to be more abraded on the top left corner than the top right.
▪ The plane again runs roughly from top left to bottom right.
▪ Using a tapestry needle threaded with the embroidery colour, begin at the top right of the motif.
walk-in business/clinic/centre etc
▪ The walk-in centre is the result of two years' struggle by an international group of scientists to realise an ideal.
EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES
▪ A bomb has exploded in the crowded business district in the centre of the old city.
▪ a charming little town with an unspoiled medieval centre
▪ I work in the centre of London, so I can easily go shopping after work.
▪ She's gone into the town centre to do some shopping.
▪ The flower has white petals, and is deep pink at the centre.
▪ The women all wore a red dot right in the centre of their foreheads.
EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS
▪ All the real understanding of the Universe accumulated by Esotericism throughout the ages has come to man via the higher mental centre.
▪ As the eggs sink to the bottom they are guided towards the centre, where the aeration sweeps them upwards again.
▪ For example, the Kornhaus, a former granary in Kronengasse, which is now principally a young people's centre.
▪ In one feeding centre the room for the dead had become a Koranic school for young children.
▪ In the early hours of Jan. 13 troops from the local Red Army garrison stormed the Vilnius television centre.
▪ It was converted into a monitoring centre with numerous listening consoles and bays of multi-track tape recorders.
▪ On August 29, Manuel Indiano Azaustre, 29, was shot dead in the town centre.
II.verb
COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS
■ NOUN
attention
▪ He centred his attention on the sovereignty of Parliament, the conventions of the constitution, and the rule of law.
discussion
▪ The discussion centred around the flexibility clause which is unlikely to be removed.
▪ Most of the discussions above have centred upon specific factors particular to Britain.
▪ A great deal of scholarly discussion has centred on the linguistic status of the word.
▪ Following the 1908 Act discussion centred on whether thrift could be encouraged in any way that would not be inherently counter-productive.
▪ The main discussion and disagreements have centred around the appropriate policy for dealing with mergers.
issue
▪ The endless debate that centred on the issue at the time was sometimes naive, or ambiguous, or even dangerous.
▪ The most contentious debate had centred on the issue of religious education.
PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES
be the centre of sb's universe
centre of population/population centre
centre stage
▪ As she says herself, this is one lady born to be centre stage.
▪ By day, the Pirates Club takes centre stage with games, activities and competitions - even the parents join in!
▪ Control of the money supply should occupy centre stage in the conduct of macroeconomic policy.
▪ Cram wallflowers into containers now to be moved to centre stage in late spring.
▪ I think the founding father saw to it that no-one else shared centre stage.
▪ There is a pretty young girl centre stage and a vengeful older woman in the wings.
▪ This was Abba's tour de force, a brilliantly structured melodrama which put Faltskog's fragile, emotional vocal centre stage.
double-page spread/centre spread
right, left, and centre
top left/right/centre
▪ A slightly larger percentage of pairs of brooches were more abraded on the top right than the top left corner.
▪ Here we want the Series in a column so check Columns in the box at the top left.
▪ The completed board is shown top left.
▪ The dark area in the top right is deep, clear water.
▪ The file was a standard office file with a Prior, Keen, Baldwin label stuck in the top right corner.
▪ The majority of single brooches examined were found to be more abraded on the top left corner than the top right.
▪ The plane again runs roughly from top left to bottom right.
▪ Using a tapestry needle threaded with the embroidery colour, begin at the top right of the motif.
walk-in business/clinic/centre etc
▪ The walk-in centre is the result of two years' struggle by an international group of scientists to realise an ideal.
EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS
▪ Control has often centred on powerful organochlorine pesticides, which kill the locusts but can then damage the environment.
▪ Discussion centred on the replenishment of the Bank's capital resources.
▪ Everything centred around St Leonard's.
▪ It centres on the collection of pus in areas of muscle.
▪ Work was centred upon the tabulation of entities.
Wikipedia

Centre (department)

Centre is one of the ten departments ( French: départements) of Haiti, located in the center of the country, along the border with the Dominican Republic. It has an area of 3,487 km² and a population of 746,236 in 2015. Its capital is Hinche. It borders the Dominican Republic to the east. It is the only landlocked department of Haiti. It contains the second largest lake in Haiti Lake Peligre, which was created as a result of the construction of the Peligre Hydroelectric Dam on the Artibonite River during the 1950s. It is the largest hydroelectric dam in the Caribbean.

Centre (ice hockey)

The centre (or center in the United States) in ice hockey is a forward position of a player whose primary zone of play is the middle of the ice, away from the side boards. Centres have more flexibility in their positioning and are expected to cover more ice surface than any other player. Centres are ideally stronger, faster skaters who can back check quickly from deep in the opposing zone. Generally, centres are expected to be gifted passers more so than goal scorers, although there are exceptions. They are also expected to have exceptional "ice vision", intelligence, and creativity. They also generally are the most defensively oriented forwards on the ice. Centres usually play as part of a line of players that are substituted frequently to keep fresh and keep the game moving. First-liners are usually the top players, although some top players make the second line to allow for offensive scoring opportunities.

Centre (Chamber of Deputies of Luxembourg constituency)

Circonscription Centre is an electoral constituency for Luxembourg's national legislature, the Chamber of Deputies.

It includes the cantons of Luxembourg and Mersch, both of which are in the district of Luxembourg. , Centre has an estimated population of 151,166, or 33% of Luxembourg's total population.

Centre currently elects 21 deputies. Under Luxembourg's electoral system, which is a form of the Hagenbach-Bischoff System, that means that each voter can cast votes for up to 21 different candidates. Voting in Luxembourg is compulsory. Together, these two factors mean that there are far more votes cast than there are members of the electorate.

Centre (geometry)

In geometry, a centre (or center) (from Greekκέντρον) of an object is a point in some sense in the middle of the object. According to the specific definition of center taken into consideration, an object might have no center. If geometry is regarded as the study of isometry groups then a centre is a fixed point of all the isometries which move the object onto itself.

Centre (political party)

Centre was a political party in Norway founded in 1893 and led by Frits Hansen. It positioned itself as a moderate middle party between the Conservative Party and the radical Liberal Party.

Gazetteer

Centre, AL -- U.S. city in Alabama

Population (2000): 3216
Housing Units (2000): 1515
Land area (2000): 10.968141 sq. miles (28.407354 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 0.105972 sq. miles (0.274466 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 11.074113 sq. miles (28.681820 sq. km)
FIPS code: 13648
Located within: Alabama (AL), FIPS 01
Location: 34.159181 N, 85.674742 W
ZIP Codes (1990): 35960
Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
Headwords:
Centre, AL
Centre

Centre -- U.S. County in Pennsylvania

Population (2000): 135758
Housing Units (2000): 53161
Land area (2000): 1107.533150 sq. miles (2868.497568 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 4.317701 sq. miles (11.182795 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 1111.850851 sq. miles (2879.680363 sq. km)
Located within: Pennsylvania (PA), FIPS 42
Location: 40.887275 N, 77.834459 W
Headwords:
Centre
Centre, PA
Centre County
Centre County, PA
Wiktionary

centre

n. A région of France.

WordNet

centre

  1. v. move into the center; "That vase in the picture is not centered" [syn: center]

  2. direct one's attention on something; "Please focus on your studies and not on your hobbies" [syn: concentrate, focus, center, pore, rivet]

The Collaborative International Dictionary

centre

centre \cen"tre\, n. & v. See Center. [chiefly British]

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

centre

chiefly British English spelling of center (q.v.); for ending, see -re.

Usage examples of "centre".

Again it is the tip, as stated by Ciesielski, though denied by others, which is sensitive to the attraction of gravity, and by transmission causes the adjoining parts of the radicle to bend towards the centre of the earth.

The centre did not on this as on several other occasions in the campaign make the mistake of advancing before the way had been prepared for it.

At the top was an aigrette of diamonds of the purest water, the centre one as large as a sixpenny-piece.

Near the centre of the formation a zone of space the size of a quark warped to an alarming degree as its mass leapt towards infinity, and the first frigate emerged.

I headed off what might have been a provoking defence of the computer by asking Albacore to what extent he felt his book might bring Beddoes in out of the cold at the perimeter of British romantic literature and into its warm centre.

Besides the Cathars, the region was, and always has been, a centre of alchemy, and several villages attest to the alchemical preoccupations of its former residents, notably Alet-les-Bains near Limoux, where the houses are still decorated with esoteric symbolism.

Instead of cages, in the centre of his wooden construction, he had a small reflector telescope, secure on an altazimuth mount.

He thought of the ancient legends of Ultimate Chaos, at whose centre sprawls the blind idiot god Azathoth, Lord of All Things, encircled by his flopping horde of mindless and amorphous dancers, and lulled by the thin monotonous piping of a demoniac flute held in nameless paws.

Their angareb stood in the centre of the floor and he saw that the linen upon it had been washed, bleached and smoothed with a hot iron, until it shone like the salt pan of Shokra.

Its intense gravity had pulled many stars down toward its centre, pulled them apart into leptons and photons, annihilating them.

A piece of glass or porcelain held to the flame will have, if arsenic be present, a deposit on it having the following characters: In the centre a deposit of metallic arsenic, round this a mixture of metallic arsenic and arsenious acid, and outside this another ring of arsenious acid in octahedral crystals.

This remarkable artefact consisted of an elemental chunk of bedrock, grey and crystalline, carved into a complex geometrical form of curves and angles, incised niches and external buttresses, surmounted at the centre by a stubby vertical prong.

Indeed, the channels between the islands which lay around the one we have been describing were so narrow that it was even difficult to say which portions of the land were connected, or which separated, even as one stood in the centre, with the express desire of ascertaining the truth.

When set, with a hot spoon scoop out the aspic from the centre of each mould and fill in the space with a mixture of the vegetables and jelly mayonnaise, leaving an open space at the top to be filled with half-set aspic.

In order to cooeperate in this, the main attack, Ewell was ordered at the same time to assail the Federal right toward Gettysburg, and Hill directed to threaten their centre, and, if there were an opening, make a real attack.