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Noun: core  kor
  1. A small group of indispensable persons or things
    "five periodicals make up the core of their publishing program";
    - nucleus, core group
  2. The centre of an object
    "the ball has a titanium core"
  3. The central part of the Earth
  4. The choicest or most essential or most vital part of some idea or experience
    "the core of the prosecutor's argument";
    - kernel, substance, center [US], centre [Brit, Cdn], essence, gist, heart, heart and soul, inwardness, marrow, meat, nub, pith, sum, nitty-gritty
  5. A cylindrical sample of soil or rock obtained with a hollow drill
  6. The central meaning or theme of a speech or literary work
    - effect, essence, burden, gist
  7. (computing) a tiny ferrite toroid formerly used in a random access memory to store one bit of data; now superseded by semiconductor memories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";
    - magnetic core
  8. The chamber of a nuclear reactor containing the fissile material where the reaction takes place
  9. A bar of magnetic material (as soft iron) that passes through a coil and serves to increase the inductance of the coil
Verb: core  kor
  1. Remove the core or centre from
    "core an apple"
Noun: CORE
  1. An organization founded by James Leonard Farmer in 1942 to work for racial equality
    - Congress of Racial Equality

Sounds like: caw, cor, corps, kor

Derived forms: cored, cores, coring

Type of: bar, center [US], centre [Brit, Cdn], chamber, cognitive content, content, core out, hollow, hollow out, import, meaning, mental object, midpoint, NGO, nongovernmental organisation [Brit], nongovernmental organization, sample, set, significance, signification, toroid, torus

Part of: core memory, magnet, magnetic core memory, nuclear reactor, RAM, random access memory, random memory, random-access memory, reactor, read/write memory

Encyclopedia: Core, San Diego, California