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core meaning and definition

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CORE noun

Definition of core (noun)

  1. a small group of indispensable persons or things
    • "five periodicals make up the core of their publishing program"
    • synonyms: core group, nucleus
  2. the center of an object
    • "the ball has a titanium core"
  3. the central part of the Earth
  4. the choicest or most essential or most vital part of some idea or experience
  5. a cylindrical sample of soil or rock obtained with a hollow drill
  6. an organization founded by James Leonard Farmer in 1942 to work for racial equality
  7. the central meaning or theme of a speech or literary work
  8. (computer science) a tiny ferrite toroid formerly used in a random access memory to store one bit of data; now superseded by semiconductor memories
    • "each core has three wires passing through it, providing the means to select and detect the contents of each bit"
    • synonyms: magnetic core
  9. the chamber of a nuclear reactor containing the fissile material where the reaction takes place
  10. a bar of magnetic material (as soft iron) that passes through a coil and serves to increase the inductance of the coil

CORE verb

Definition of core (verb)

  1. remove the core or center from
    • "core an apple"
Source: Princeton University Wordnet

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