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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
adjective Cen"tral
Relating to the center; situated in or near the center or middle; containing the center; of or pertaining to the parts near the center ; equidistant or equally accessible from certain points.

Etymology: L. centralis, fr. centrum: cf. F. central. See Center

noun
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.

Etymology: NL. centrale, fr. L. centralis

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. A workplace that serves as a telecommunications facility where lines from telephones can be connected together to permit communication
  2. In or near a center or constituting a center; the inner area ("a central position")
  3. Serving as an essential component ("the central cause of the problem")
Wiktionary

From Latin centrālis.

central was also found in the following language(s): Catalan, Danish, French, Portuguese, Romanian, Spanish, and Swedish

Notable Persons Named Central

Central McClellion is a football player. Central was born on September 15th, 1975 in Delray Beach, Florida.

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Fun Facts about the name Central

  • How Popular is the name Central? Central is the 90,306th most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Central have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 5 babies born with the first name Central in the United States.
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Central? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1934 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Central first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Central is Monday, October 15th, 1894.
  • What year had the most people named Central born? The highest recorded use of the first name Central was in 1934 with a total of 5 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Central: Your name in reverse order is Lartnec. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Etlcanr. How do you pronounce that?

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
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