centrality centrality  /sɛn ˈtæ lɪ ti/

Definition(s):

  • (n) the property of being central

Usage(s):

  1. Not all buy creation care's centrality.
  2. The centrality of Jerusalem in Muslim spirituality is apparent in the story of Muhammad's mystical Night Journey to Jerusalem.
  3. Anyone who ever doubted the centrality of oil and natural gas to the global economy should have been convinced by the political events of the past few months.

News

  • The UK Tempora Program Captures Vast Amounts of Data — and Shares with NSA

    The British Government Communications Headquarters, or GCHQ, maintains taps on fiber optic systems in the United Kingdom, according to the latest Guardian report from the Edward Snowden leaks. The scale of the operation and the centrality of the UK to global network traffic are one concern. How that data is used by the NSA is another.
    on June 21, 2013     Source: The Atlantic Wire via Yahoo! News

Quotes

  1. "I've been impressed by some of the things he has said about the challenges that Pakistan faces, about the centrality of fighting terrorism, about the fact that the terrorism fight is Pakistan's fight and also his very strong words of friendship and...
    on Sep 6, 2008 By: Condoleezza Rice Source: International Herald Tribune

  2. Bush added: "The merger also gave Al Qaeda's senior leadership, quote, 'a foothold in Iraq' to extend its geographic presence, to plot external operations and to tout the centrality of the jihad in Iraq to solicit direct monetary support elsewhere....
    on Jul 24, 2007 By: President Bush Source: Los Angeles Times

  3. Clinton said she would be giving a speech next week "on the centrality of Internet freedom in the 21st century" and said "we will have further comment on this matter as the facts become clear."
    on Jan 13, 2010 By: Hillary Rodham Clinton Source: FCW.com

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