Associations to the word «Core»


CORE, adjective. Used to designate the main and most diverse monophyletic group within a clade or taxonomic group.
CORE, noun. The central part of fruit, containing the kernels or seeds.
CORE, noun. The heart or inner part of a thing, as of a column, wall, rope, of a boil, etc.
CORE, noun. The center or inner part, as of an open space.
CORE, noun. The most important part of a thing; the essence.
CORE, noun. (engineering) The portion of a mold that creates an internal cavity within a casting or that makes a hole in or through a casting.
CORE, noun. The bony process which forms the central axis of the horns in many animals.
CORE, noun. (computing) Magnetic data storage.
CORE, noun. (computer hardware) An individual computer processor, in the sense when several processors (called cores) are plugged together in one single integrated circuit to work as one (called multi-core processor).
CORE, noun. (engineering) The material between surface materials in a structured composite sandwich material.
CORE, noun. The inner part of a nuclear reactor in which the nuclear reaction takes place.
CORE, noun. A piece of soft iron, inside the windings of an electromagnet, that channels the magnetic field.
CORE, noun. A disorder of sheep caused by worms in the liver.
CORE, noun. A cylindrical sample of rock or other materials obtained by core drilling.
CORE, noun. (medicine) A tiny sample of organic material obtained by means of a fine-needle biopsy.
CORE, noun. (biochemistry) The central part of a protein structure consisting in mostly hydrophobic aminoacids.
CORE, verb. To remove the core of an apple or other fruit.
CORE, verb. To extract a sample with a drill.
CORE, noun. (obsolete) A body of individuals; an assemblage.
CORE, noun. A miner's underground working time or shift.
CORE, noun. A Hebrew dry measure; a cor or homer.
CORE, noun. (automotive) (machinery) (aviation) (marine) A deposit paid by the purchaser of a rebuilt part, to be refunded on return of a used, rebuildable part, or the returned rebuildable part itself.
CORE, acronym. Congress of Racial Equality
CORE, acronym. Center for Operations Research and Econometrics
CORE, acronym. Consortium for Oceanographic Research and Education
CORE, acronym. Corporate Responsibility
CORE, acronym. Council on Rehabilitation Education
CORE, acronym. Computing Research and Education Association
CORE, proper noun. (Greek god) The birth name of Persephone/Proserpina, the queen of the Underworld/Hades, and goddess of the seasons and of vegetation. She is the daughter of Zeus and Demeter; and the wife of Hades.
CORE, proper noun. A female given name
CORE CARYOPHYLLALES, proper noun. A taxonomic clade within the order Caryophyllales   — very many herbs and shrubs including the pinks, carnations and campions.
CORE COMPETENCY, noun. (management) An important special capability or expertise; especially that of a business affording it sustainable competitive advantage.
CORE CONSTITUENCY, noun. (politics) The most important group or groups supporting an ideology, political party, officeholder, or candidate, and whose continuing support is crucial for survival and success.
CORE CONSTITUENCY, noun. (by extension) A group or groups whose continuing support is crucial for the success of any organization or individual.
CORE CONSTITUENT, noun. Alternative form of core constituency
CORE CURRICULUM, noun. (education) The courses or other components of an educational program which are foundational, prerequisite, or mandatory, as opposed to the elective, secondary, or variable components of a program.
CORE DRILL, noun. A device used to remove a cylinder-shaped sample of material for examination
CORE DRILLS, noun. Plural of core drill
CORE DUMP, noun. (computing) The recorded state of the memory of a computer program at a specific time, generally when the program has terminated abnormally.
CORE DUMPS, noun. Plural of core dump
CORE EUDICOT, noun. (botany) A plant or taxonomic grouping that is within the clade core eudicots.
CORE EUDICOTS, proper noun. (botany) A taxonomic clade within the clade eudicots   — a monophyletic group of eudicots that includes many familiar plants.
CORE EUDICOTS, noun. Plural of core eudicot
CORE HOLE, noun. Alternative spelling of corehole
CORE HOLES, noun. Plural of core hole
CORE HOURS, noun. The fixed block of time during which an employee is expected to be at work; excludes flexitime and leave.
CORE INFLATION, noun. (economics) Inflation without the increase or decrease of prices in some sectors (usually food and energy).
CORE INFLATION, noun. (economics) (in the Eurozone) Inflation without energy, food, alcohol and tobacco prices.
CORE INFLATIONS, noun. Plural of core inflation
CORE LANE, noun. (Canada) In a multi-lane controlled-access highway or expressway system, a lane close to the median and physically separated from the outer lanes, which has fewer entrances and exits than the outer lanes and which is intended for vehicles traveling longer distances, so that these vehicles may proceed in a relatively uninterrupted manner and often at greater speed. (Contrasted with a collector lane).
CORE LANES, noun. Plural of core lane
CORE LOSS, noun. (electrical) Energy wasted by hysteresis or eddy currents in the core of an armature, transformer, etc.
CORE MALVALES, proper noun. A taxonomic clade within the order Malvales   — consisting of members of the non-monophyletic families Bombacaceae, Malvaceae, Sterculiaceae, and Tiliaceae, reassigned into the clades below, distinguished from other Malvales by nectaries composed of glandular hairs, usually on the calyx, and seeds with cyclopropenyl fatty acids..
CORE PRINT, noun. (metalworking) A projecting piece on a pattern which forms, in the mould, an impression for holding in place or steadying a core.
CORE SAMPLE, noun. A cylindrical section of a naturally occurring substance, typically obtained by drilling into the substance, for example sediment or rock, with a core drill.
CORE SAMPLES, noun. Plural of core sample
CORE SWITCH, noun. (computing, networking) A high-capacity switch usually at the core or backbone of a computer network, aggregating network traffic to the Internet or a WAN.
CORE TEMPERATURE, noun. The operating temperature of an organism, specifically in deep structures of the body such as the liver, in comparison to temperatures of peripheral tissues.

Dictionary definition

CORE, noun. A small group of indispensable persons or things; "five periodicals make up the core of their publishing program".
CORE, noun. The center of an object; "the ball has a titanium core".
CORE, noun. The central part of the Earth.
CORE, noun. 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".
CORE, noun. A cylindrical sample of soil or rock obtained with a hollow drill.
CORE, noun. An organization founded by James Leonard Farmer in 1942 to work for racial equality.
CORE, noun. The central meaning or theme of a speech or literary work.
CORE, noun. (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".
CORE, noun. The chamber of a nuclear reactor containing the fissile material where the reaction takes place.
CORE, noun. A bar of magnetic material (as soft iron) that passes through a coil and serves to increase the inductance of the coil.
CORE, verb. Remove the core or center from; "core an apple".

Wise words

It is better wither to be silent, or to say things of more value than silence. Sooner throw a pearl at hazard than an idle or useless word; and do not say a little in many words, but a great deal in a few.