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Definition of Core


  1. A body of individuals; an assemblage.
  2. A miner's underground working time or shift.
  3. A Hebrew dry measure; a cor or homer.
  4. The heart or inner part of a thing, as of a column, wall, rope, of a boil, etc.; especially, the central part of fruit, containing the kernels or seeds; as, the core of an apple or quince.
  5. The center or inner part, as of an open space; as, the core of a square.
  6. The most important part of a thing; the essence; as, the core of a subject.
  7. The prtion of a mold which shapes the interior of a cylinder, tube, or other hollow casting, or which makes a hole in or through a casting; a part of the mold, made separate from and inserted in it, for shaping some part of the casting, the form of which is not determined by that of the pattern.
  8. A disorder of sheep occasioned by worms in the liver.
  9. The bony process which forms the central axis of the horns in many animals.
  10. To take out the core or inward parts of; as, to core an apple.
  11. To form by means of a core, as a hole in a casting.
  12. A mass of iron, usually made of thin plates, upon which the conductor of an armature or of a transformer is wound.

Core Quotations

The very basic core of a man's living spirit is his passion for adventure.
Christopher McCandless

Individual science fiction stories may seem as trivial as ever to the blinder critics and philosophers of today - but the core of science fiction, its essence has become crucial to our salvation if we are to be saved at all.
Isaac Asimov

The best CEOs I know are teachers, and at the core of what they teach is strategy.
Michael Porter

Don't underestimate the power of your vision to change the world. Whether that world is your office, your community, an industry or a global movement, you need to have a core belief that what you contribute can fundamentally change the paradigm or way of thinking about problems.
Leroy Hood

I'm definitely a vintage collector. I have a wardrobe of core basics that I like to spice up with different colors, new accessories, and I love to try on new things to invite something different. I find, with every new stage of my life, my self-image shifts with new duties and responsibilities, and so does my fashion style.
Camila Alves
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Core Translations

core in Afrikaans is pit
core in Dutch is kern, pit
core in Finnish is ydin
core in French is noyau
core in German is Magnetkern, Innenteil, Kern
core in Hungarian is magtok, mag, vminek a belseje, vminek a magja
core in Italian is nucleare
core in Norwegian is kjerne
core in Swedish is ledare
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