nerve center

nerve center
1. a center that provides information and control

the nerve center of the diamond industry is in Amsterdam

Syn: ↑nerve centre
Hypernyms: ↑center, ↑centre
2. a cluster of nerve cells governing a specific bodily process

in most people the speech center is in the left hemisphere

Syn: ↑center, ↑centre, ↑nerve centre
Hypernyms: ↑neural structure

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(US) (or Brit nerve centre) noun, pl ⋯ -ters [count]
: a place from which the activities of an organization, system, etc., are controlled

the economic nerve center of a nation

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ˈnerve centre [nerve centre nerve centres] (BrE) (NAmE ˈnerve center) noun
the place from which an activity or organization is controlled and instructions are sent out

Frankfurt is the economic nerve centre of Germany.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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