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    core - Dictionary definition and meaning for word core

    Definition
    (noun) a small group of indispensable persons or things
    Synonyms : core group , nucleus
    Example Sentence
    • five periodicals make up the core of their publishing program
    Definition
    (noun) the center of an object
    Example Sentence
    • the ball has a titanium core
    Definition
    (noun) the central part of the Earth Definition
    (noun) the choicest or most essential or most vital part of some idea or experience
    Example Sentence
    • the gist of the prosecutor's argument
    • the heart and soul of the Republican Party
    • the nub of the story
    Definition
    (noun) a cylindrical sample of soil or rock obtained with a hollow drill Definition
    (noun) an organization founded by James Leonard Farmer in 1942 to work for racial equality Definition
    (noun) the central meaning or theme of a speech or literary work
    Synonyms : burden , effect , essence , gist
    Definition
    (noun) (computer science) a tiny ferrite toroid formerly used in a random access memory to store one bit of data; now superseded by semiconductor memories
    Synonyms : magnetic core
    Example Sentence
    • each core has three wires passing through it, providing the means to select and detect the contents of each bit
    Definition
    (noun) the chamber of a nuclear reactor containing the fissile material where the reaction takes place Definition
    (noun) a bar of magnetic material (as soft iron) that passes through a coil and serves to increase the inductance of the coil Definition
    (verb) remove the core or center from
    Example Sentence
    • core an apple
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