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Meaning of core

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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

      n 1: a small group of indispensable persons or things; "five
           periodicals make up the core of their publishing program"
           [syn: {core}, {nucleus}, {core group}]
      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; "the gist of the prosecutor's argument";
         "the heart and soul of the Republican Party"; "the nub of the
         story" [syn: {kernel}, {substance}, {core}, {center},
         {centre}, {essence}, {gist}, {heart}, {heart and soul},
         {inwardness}, {marrow}, {meat}, {nub}, {pith}, {sum}, {nitty-
      5: a cylindrical sample of soil or rock obtained with a hollow
      6: an organization founded by James Leonard Farmer in 1942 to
         work for racial equality [syn: {Congress of Racial Equality},
      7: the central meaning or theme of a speech or literary work
         [syn: {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         random access memory to store one bit of data; now superseded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" [syn: {core}, {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
      v 1: remove the core or center from; "core an apple"

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