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The word center is a noun.  Center means (1) a position on a basketball team of the player who participates in the center jump to start the game, (2) the position of the player on the line of scrimmage who puts the ball in play, (3) the position on a hockey team of the player who participates in the face off at the beginning of the game, (4) a building dedicated to a particular activity, (5) the piece of ground in the outfield directly ahead of the catcher, (6) a cluster of nerve cells governing a specific bodily process, (7) the object upon which interest and attention focuses, (8) the choicest or most essential or most vital part of some idea or experience, (9) the sweet central portion of a piece of candy that is enclosed in chocolate or some other covering, (10) politically moderate persons; centrists, (11) the middle of a military or naval formation, (12) a place where some particular activity is concentrated, (13) a point equidistant from the ends of a line or the extremities of a figure, (14) an area that is approximately central within some larger region, (15) (football) the person who plays center on the line of scrimmage and snaps the ball to the quarterback, (16) (basketball) the person who plays center on a basketball team, (17) (ice hockey) the person who plays center on a hockey teamCenter is also a verb that means (1) direct one's attention on something, (2) move into the center, (3) center uponCenter is also an adjective that means (1) of or belonging to neither the right nor the left politically or intellectually.
The following articles and web pages elaborate on the word center.
  • Garden Center Directory
    Visit this garden center directory for information about garden centers in the United States of America. The photo on this page shows a grandmother and her granddaughter selecting a plant at a garden center.
    http://garden-centers.regionaldirectory.us/
  • Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
    Located in New York City, this is the world's premier performing arts center. It is made up of 12 organizations including the Lincoln Center Theater and the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, which have links on the site. Website lists upcoming events and information for visitors.
    http://www.lincolncenter.org
  • National Center for Biotechnology Information
    The Center was begun in 1988 as a division of the National Library of Medicine, under the National Institutes of Health. The Center operates as a national resource for molecular biology information. It creates national databases, conducts research in computational biology, develops software tools for analyzing genome data, and disseminates biotechnical information.
    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/
  • Counseling Center Directory
    Browse this counseling center directory for information about counseling centers in the United States of America. The photo on this page shows a counselor and counselee participating in a counseling session.
    http://counseling-centers.regionaldirectory.us/
  • Electronic Privacy Information Center
    EPIC, located in Washington D.C., is a public interest research center. It was established in 1994 to focus public attention on emerging civil liberties issues and to protect privacy, the First Amendment, and constitutional values. It publishes EPIC Alert, an email and online news service on civil liberties in the information age. There are other resources, publications, and tools on the website.
    http://www.epic.org/
  • National Center for Supercomputing Applications
    First open in 1986, NCSA is one of the original five major National Science Foundation Supercomputer Centers. It is located on the campus of the University of Illinois-Urbana Champaign. The Center develops large extremely powerful supercomputers and the software to run them.
    http://www.ncsa.edu/
  • San Diego Supercomputer Center
    SDSC was founded with an NSF grant in 1995. It is a research center of the University of California, San Diego. Its mission is to further research and development in computational science and high performance computing.
    http://www.sdsc.edu
  • American Music Center
    Since its founding in 1939, this organization has been building a national community for new American music. It strives to foster and encourage the composition of contemporary American music and to promote its production, publication, distribution and performance in every way possible throughout the Western Hemisphere.
    http://www.amc.net/
  • International Center for Scientific Research
    Located in France, CIRS is an international scientific organization created in 1998 to promote all aspects of science and scientific research. On the website, users can find a directory of researchers worldwide, an international directory of scientific prizes and awards and their winners, libraries and scientific bookshops, a directory of major scientific journals, and bibliographies.
    http://www.cirs-tm.org/
  • Free Downloads Center
    This site provides, as it is called, free downloads to over 30,000 software titles. The website lists the titles by type of software, theme, also games, reviews, news about products, and a list of popular items.
    http://www.freedownloadscenter.com/
  • OCLC: Online Computer Library Center
    OCLC, located Dublin, Ohio, was founded as a cooperative library consortium. It is a non-profit, membership, computer library service and research organization. There are more than 57,000 member libraries in 112 countries. Their services include locating, acquiring, cataloging, lending and preserving library materials. Users can access WorldCat to locate items from anywhere in the world.
    http://www.oclc.org/
  • International Sculpture Center
    Founded in 1960, the ISC is a member-supported, nonprofit organization that strives to advance the creation and understanding of sculpture and its contribution to society. Members include sculptors, patrons, collectors, and others with an interest in and commitment to the field of sculpture.
    http://www.sculpture.org/
  • University of California, Irvine
    UC Irvine, located in Southern California, was founded in 1965. The school has approximately 25,000 students and 1,800 faculty members. The school has several interdisciplinary research Institutes such as the Center for the Study of Democracy and the Newkirk Center for Science and Society.
    http://www.uci.edu/
  • Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority
    The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA) is the official destination marketing organization of Las Vegas and the surrounding Clark County Area. It operates the Las Vegas Convention Center and Cashman Center. The LVCVA brings visitors to Las Vegas and Clark County by promoting tourism, conventions, meetings and special events.
    http://www.lasvegas.com/
  • Turks and Caicos
    The Turks and Caicos Islands comprise 40 islands and cays; only eight of them are inhabited. Located southeast of Florida below the Bahamas, the islands are becoming an offshore investment center.
    http://www.caribbeanislands.us/turks-and-caicos.htm
  • Playground Playsets
    Many fond childhood memories center around outdoor playgrounds. Outdoor play equipment for residential and public playgrounds is the focus of this site. Playset manufacturer links are included.
    http://www.playground-playsets.com/
  • LANIC
    The Latin American Network Information Center (LANIC) is affiliated with the Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies at the University of Texas at Austin. Its mission is to facilitate Internet-based information to, from, and on Latin America. Can be searched by topic and by country. The site also describes research projects being carried out at the Institute.
    http://lanic.utexas.edu/
  • NCCAM
    The National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine is dedicated to exploring complementary and alternative healing practices in the context of rigorous science, training researchers, and disseminating authoritative information to the public and professionals.
    http://nccam.nih.gov/
  • ACM: Association for Computing Machinery
    The ACM is the primary organization in the field of Computing Machinery and promotes computing as a science and a profession. The site has a digital library with online articles from some of the journals published by ACM. There are also book lists, Special interest groups, a career service center and more.
    http://www.acm.org/
  • Appliance Factory Parts
    Offers replacement parts for hundreds of BBQs and gas grills, charcoal grills, outdoor fireplaces and smokers. This vendor also supplies filters and parts for air quality appliances such as air conditioners, air cleaners, humidifiers, and dehumidifiers. Both homeowners and appliance repair workers will appreciate the website's Help Center as well as the owner manuals, service manuals, and spec data on this site.
    http://www.appliancefactoryparts.com/
  • Avaya
    Avaya is a global telecommunications company specializing in enterprise telephony and call center technology. It was spun off from Lucent Technologies in 2000. On the website are a description of the services offered by Avaya and wha t support is offered. There is also information about events and conventions where users can see Avaya products.
    http://www.avaya.com/
  • Bluehost.com
    Bluehost is the web site host for thousands of individuals and businesses. The website provides a list of all the features offered by Bluehost, a live demo, help center, pricing, and instructions for getting started.
    http://www.bluehost.com/
  • CIO Magazine
    CIO began in 1987 with CIO magazine and has now grown to a portfolio of properties designed to provide technology and business leaders with insight and analysis on information technology trends and an understanding of ITs role in achieving business goals. On the website are advice and opinions, research and analysis, news, how-tos, and a solutions center, plus much more.
    http://www.cio.com/
  • Design4Design
    UK-based online resource center for architecture and interior design professionals. Site features news, events, and supplier listings.
    http://www.design4design.com/
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