Central force(Math.), a force acting upon a body towards or away from a fixed or movable center. Center sun(Astron.), a name given to a hypothetical body about which Mädler supposed the solar system together with all the stars in the Milky Way, to be revolving. A point near Alcyone in the Pleiades was supposed to possess characteristics of the position of such a body.

(Cen"tral ||Cen*tra"le) n. [NL. centrale, fr. L. centralis.] (Anat.) 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.

(Cen"tral*ism) n.

1. The state or condition of being central; the combination of several parts into one whole; centralization.

2. The system by which power is centralized, as in a government.

(Cen*tral"i*ty) n.; pl. Centralities The state of being central; tendency towards a center.

Meantime there is a great centrality, a centripetence equal to the centrifugence.
R. W. Emerson.

(Cen`tral*i*za"tion) n. [Cf. F. centralisation.] The act or process of centralizing, or the state of being centralized; the act or process of combining or reducing several parts into a whole; as, the centralization of power in the general government; the centralization of commerce in a city.

(Cen"tral*ize) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Centralized ; p. pr. & vb. n. Centralizing.] [Cf. F. centraliser.] To draw or bring to a center point; to gather into or about a center; to bring into one system, or under one control.

[To] centralize the power of government.

(Cen"tral) a. [L. centralis, fr. centrum: cf. F. central. See Center.] 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.

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