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Noun: centerpiece  'sen-tur,pees
Usage: US (elsewhere: centrepiece)
  1. The central or most important feature
    "education was the centerpiece of the Democratic Party's political platform";
    - centrepiece [Brit, Cdn]
     
  2. Something placed at the center of something else (as on a table)
    - centrepiece [Brit, Cdn]

Derived forms: centerpieces

Type of: characteristic, decoration, feature, ornament, ornamentation

Encyclopedia: Centerpiece