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Meaning & Definition of Core in English

English

Core

/kɔr/

noun

1. A small group of indispensable persons or things

  • "Five periodicals make up the core of their publishing program"
    synonym:
  • core
  • ,
  • nucleus
  • ,
  • core group

2. The center of an object

  • "The ball has a titanium core"
    synonym:
  • core

3. The central part of the earth

    synonym:
  • core

4. The choicest or most essential or most vital part of some idea or experience

  • "The gist of the prosecutor's argument"
  • "The heart and soul of the republican party"
  • "The nub of the story"
    synonym:
  • kernel
  • ,
  • substance
  • ,
  • core
  • ,
  • center
  • ,
  • centre
  • ,
  • essence
  • ,
  • gist
  • ,
  • heart
  • ,
  • heart and soul
  • ,
  • inwardness
  • ,
  • marrow
  • ,
  • meat
  • ,
  • nub
  • ,
  • pith
  • ,
  • sum
  • ,
  • nitty-gritty

5. A cylindrical sample of soil or rock obtained with a hollow drill

    synonym:
  • core

6. An organization founded by james leonard farmer in 1942 to work for racial equality

    synonym:
  • Congress of Racial Equality
  • ,
  • CORE

7. The central meaning or theme of a speech or literary work

    synonym:
  • effect
  • ,
  • essence
  • ,
  • burden
  • ,
  • core
  • ,
  • gist

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  • Now superseded by semiconductor memories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"
    synonym:
  • core
  • ,
  • magnetic core

9. The chamber of a nuclear reactor containing the fissile material where the reaction takes place

    synonym:
  • core

10. A bar of magnetic material (as soft iron) that passes through a coil and serves to increase the inductance of the coil

    synonym:
  • core

verb

1. Remove the core or center from

  • "Core an apple"
    synonym:
  • core