Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A group of ganglion-cells closely connected with one another and acting together in the performance of some function, as the cerebral centers, psychical centers, respiratory or vasomotor centers.

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Examples

  • The area is now largely encompassed by Pakistan's notorious North-West Frontier Province, nerve-center of the cross-border Taliban insurgency, with Peshawar as its regional capital.

    Diplomatic Deliverance

  • "This is necessary in order to avoid fly-by-night, reckless and excitable flexing of muscles and decisions that overlook certain fundamentals that could irreparably harm the nerve-center of our recovering economy."

    Zimbabwe gives foreign firms 14-day ultimatum

  • It may be time for another galvanizing "Pearl Harbor-type event"; one that will strike at the legislative nerve-center of American democracy.

    Anticipating a Terrorist Attack on Congress

  • Once again, the target of Bush's assault on Padilla was habeas corpus, the ideological nerve-center of American jurisprudence

    The Senate agrees to Imprisonment without Charges

  • FOUR The Arc 16 Experimental Station's nerve-center was four levels down from the Extraction Room, the kitchen, and Nigel's study.

    The Dark Tower

  • It whisked him to his destination, and ten seconds later he stepped out into the familiar bustle of the nerve-center of Deep Space Nine.

    The Heart of the Warrior

  • It whisked him to his destination, and ten seconds later he stepped out into the familiar bustle of the nerve-center of Deep Space Nine.

    The Heart of the Warrior

  • It whisked him to his destination, and ten seconds later he stepped out into the familiar bustle of the nerve-center of Deep Space Nine.

    The Heart of the Warrior

  • It whisked him to his destination, and ten seconds later he stepped out into the familiar bustle of the nerve-center of Deep Space Nine.

    The Heart of the Warrior

  • After all, this was the nerve-center of the fleet.

    Bloodhype

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