American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. The state or quality of being central.
- n. A tendency to be or remain at the center.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The quality of being central.
- n. In the Hegelian logic, first-ness; native character; the total character which belongs to an object regardless of anything else.
- n. The state of being central.
- n. A tendency to remain at, or move towards the centre.
- n. mathematics Any of various measures of the relative importance of a vertex in a graph.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. The state of being central; tendency towards a center.
- n. the property of being central
“The case for Iran’s centrality is not, in fact, even remotely plausible.”
“Indeed, the case for Iran’s centrality is convincing.”
“For instance, while religion certainly plays a bigger role in politics and public life in the United States than it does in some of the more liberal western European states, the difference is not so large as to warrant calling the centrality of religion in American politics "theocratic.”
“First, we cannot enhance our own security if we place in jeopardy what is most precious to us, namely the centrality of human rights in our daily lives and in global affairs.”
“But a rather different picture of the structure of frameworks is also possible, one in which the notion of centrality is a matter of degree and in which no single set of beliefs or principles serves to individuate a framework.”
“Medical and social research has now shown that these four happiness choices - accountability, flexibility, giving, and "centrality" (living passions) - are highly correlated to happiness and good health.”
“A week ago, Mr. Scajola sent an open letter to Mr. Marchionne requesting a meeting and highlighting the "centrality" of Fiat's Italian plants to Italy's economy.”
“Although he emphasized the "centrality" of Australia's ties with the U.S. during a news conference yesterday, Mr. Rudd has promised to take several steps that are likely to test that bond, at least in the short run.”
“The right to lockout, which did not have the "centrality" the right to strike did in the bargaining sphere, was not worthy of constitutional entrenchment.”
“Community leaders began insisting on the "centrality" of Israel for Jewish identity.”
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