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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A group of closely connected nerve cells that perform a specific function.
  • noun A source of power or control.

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  • noun anatomy A point at which nerves come together for the processing of information.
  • noun By extension, a physical location in a business, organization, or agency where information procured from different sources is brought together to be considered and acted upon by decision-makers.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a center that provides information and control
  • noun a cluster of nerve cells governing a specific bodily process

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