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  • n  the central part of a car wheel (or fan or propeller etc) through which the shaft or axle passes
  • n  a center of activity or interest or commerce or transportation; a focal point around which events revolve
    the playground is the hub of parental supervision
    the airport is the economic hub of the area

  • But today, thanks largely to abundant government funding, the city-state has become a regional hub for bioscience research, with a speciality in stem cells.
  • A severe thunderstorm hits a hub airport like Dallas-Fort Worth, grounding all of the planes there for two hours.
  • A humming social network, community sing-along, instant-messaging hub, mobile-launched pub-crawls and numbers-crunching by committee.
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  • Ayub Khan in Common Dreams (press release)
    The locality has been a hub of militants. Locals set up a militia and expelled the militants from this area. This attack seems to be a reaction to their expulsion,Ayub Khan, the local police chief, told reporters.
  • Chris Bowen in BusinessWeek
    If Australia seriously wants to be considered as a financial center, if we seriously want to be regarded as a global financial services hub, then the days of having a monopoly in our capital and financial markets need to come to an end,Bowen...
  • Kevin Rudd in The Canberra Times
    The Government recognises the enormous export potential of the financial services industry, and is committed to developing policies to establish Australia as a regional financial services hub,Mr Rudd said.

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