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Entry Word: core
Function: noun
Text: 1 the seat of one's deepest thoughts and emotions <in my very core I knew that an injustice was being committed>
Synonyms breast, heart, quick, soul
Related Words conscience, mind
Phrases bottom of one's heart
2 a thing or place that is of greatest importance to an activity or interest <the capitol building is the core of the political life of the state> -- see CENTER 1
3 the central part or aspect of something under consideration <at last, we come to the core of the issue that has been dividing us> -- see CRUX
4 the main or greater part of something as distinguished from its appendages <a starfish can even survive the division of its core into two parts; both halves then regenerate> -- see BODY 1
5 an area or point that is an equal distance from all points along an edge or outer surface <the mountain rises from ground that is almost precisely at the island's core> -- see CENTER 2