Adjective "core" definition and examples

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Definitions and examples


The tough central part of various fruits, containing the seeds.
  1. 'I told you again that you were the reason Adam ate the apple and its core.'
  2. 'Not only does it have a paper bank which it has encouraged the whole village community to use, but it also makes its own compost, using the apple cores left over from the children's five-a-day fruit campaign.'
  3. 'Cut the peppers in half, discard the core and seeds, and slice each half into long, thin fingers.'
  4. 'Halve the peppers lengthways, tear out and discard the white core and seeds then lay the peppers cut-side up in a baking dish.'
  5. 'The young woodland contains apple, pear and plum trees - all grown, Gordon says, from seeds and cores dropped by visitors, and all tested recently and found to be clear of pollutants.'
  6. 'Using an apple corer, scoop out the cores from the apples.'
  7. 'Then cut in quarters, remove the cores and seeds.'
  8. 'Slice the courgette and aubergine lengthwise and cut the peppers in four, discarding the core and seeds.'
  9. 'Grate the unpeeled apples, discarding core and seeds.'
  10. 'Cut the core, seeds and white membranes from the capsicum and cut into chunks.'
The part of something that is central to its existence or character.
  1. as modifier 'managers can concentrate on their core activities'
  2. 'Spiritual reality has been the core of my existence, manifesting in how I live my life, the conversations I have with people, and the articles that I write.'
  3. 'A constant core activity is humanitarian aid - providing medicine and care for the sick, transporting the infirm, buying bricks or roofing material to repair housing.'
  4. 'This management trend is the latest in a line of effective ways of reducing costs and allowing organisations to concentrate on their core activities.'
  5. 'PPL's decision, as Scotland on Sunday reported last week, is prompted by £14.2m losses and the need to concentrate on its core activities.'
  6. 'To understand what is going to happen, we must first grasp the core fact of existence.'
  7. 'Like its competitors, Nestlé Rowntree is now concentrating on its core activity: making confectionery.'
  8. 'This move takes the company back to its core activity and will allow it to fully concentrate on its faster growing pharmaceutical products business, it said.'
  9. 'Trinity management wanted to concentrate on its core activity and aborted the joint venture with Bonnier.'
  10. 'The core characters in Smallville all have intertwining story arcs that carry them to different places during the course of the season.'
  11. '‘They need to focus on their core food activities,’ said one analyst.'
The dense central region of a planet, especially the nickel–iron inner part of the earth.
  1. 'In time, seismograph recordings enabled geologists to determine that Earth has a dense core surrounded by a slowly flowing mantle and a thin outer crust.'
  2. 'And yet scientists have a good idea of when the Earth formed, how quickly the iron core settled to the center of the planet, when oceans began to appear, and so on.'
  3. 'As far as I understand it: The two planetary embryos that collided to form the Moon would have already undergone differentiation, sending most of their iron/nickel to their respective cores.'
  4. 'The world is coming to an end because of a dud military experiment and a few brave men and a woman must go boldly into the core of the earth to save the planet.'
  5. 'Most modern calculations rely on the fact that we believe the inner core to be made up of iron and nickel that is just about at melting point.'
  6. 'The scientists compared the time it took seismic waves generated by nearly identical earthquakes to travel through the Earth's inner core.'
  7. 'Sulfur is iron-loving, so it likes to reside in the iron core of a planet.'
  8. 'Finally, fluid currents in the Earth's inner core can change the rotation of the planet.'
  9. 'If this process persists, the planet could be stripped to its dense core in a few billion years.'
  10. 'Jupiter and Saturn would form in less time than Uranus or Neptune, but Uranus and Neptune's planet cores would probably not have sufficient mass to reach their present size.'
  11. 'The fuel in the reactor core consists of several tons of uranium.'
  12. 'Within the core of nuclear reactors, a transmutation-process goes through the sequence of the outer planet-names.'
  13. 'The heart of any nuclear reactor is the core, which contains the fuel, a moderator, and control rods.'
  14. 'In the film, plant operators rely on an erroneous reading from a malfunctioning meter to gauge the water level used to cool the nuclear core.'
  15. 'The containment structure is designed to prevent the release of radioactive materials in case of an accident within the reactor core.'
  16. 'They've done everything but put the fissile core in it.'
  17. 'One by one, the old reactors can be pulled and the fuel rods disposed of as at present the residual heat left in the radioactive cores is closely monitored by the skilled nuclear engineers operating the new reactor for the next 40 years.'
  18. 'They maintain that the fissile cores are stored separately from the non-nuclear explosives packages, and that the warheads are stored separately from the delivery systems.'
  19. 'These were irradiated in the core of the nuclear reactor Siloe, Centre d'Etudes Nucleaires de Grenoble, France.'
  20. 'But diplomats close to the agency said it appeared to be a design for the core of a nuclear warhead.'
  21. 'With the same core and memory speeds, both cards are virtually identical in performance.'
  22. 'In some circumstances the system will prompt you to reboot at that point so it can detect the default core and memory speeds of your card.'
  23. 'Naturally both cards had some reserves left in terms of performance by increasing the clockspeed of both the core and the memory.'
  24. 'Engineering; go and reboot the computer cores.'
  25. 'Overclocking was somewhat limited given the high clock speeds of the core and memory.'
  26. 'The core and the graphics memory have synchronous clocking equal to 175MHz.'
  27. 'With those gone, I sever the wires that connect the disk drive to my memory core.'
  28. 'Computer cores have been increasing in speed, and increasingly quickly.'
  29. 'A bus interface enabling communication over a bus between the memory core of the display controller and the microprocessor is included.'
  30. 'The core connects to video memory across a 256-bit bus.'
  31. 'Inner core was jointed to the outer mesh with non-conductive fishing line, and everything was held together with old-fashioned duct tape.'
  32. 'Similarly, bringing together the ends of two cables is simple unless those cables have a core diameter many times smaller than a human hair, as is the case with fiber optics.'
  33. as modifier 'the core muscles of the abdomen'
  34. 'The concept behind stabilization is to work the body's core to improve its function in daily life and reduces the risk of injury.'
  35. 'Push your abs out and wear a weightlifting belt (this will strengthen your core).'
  36. 'In a little less than 10 minutes, you can strengthen your lower back and improve your core development with one of our workouts below.'
  37. 'Try using a Swiss ball for some of your core exercises and keep your core engaged when lifting weights.'
  38. 'Using the exercise ball is also a great way to train your core muscles.'
  39. 'The first five of the 19 exercises target that area directly, and all 19, particularly those that incorporate a Swiss ball, will work your core to some extent.'
  40. 'Even when you are lifting weights, exercises like the free squat will demand that you develop strong core muscles.'
  41. 'The best way to strengthen the core is with a series of exercises using an oversized ball.'
  42. 'The stator assembly consists of independently controlled electromagnet cores that are both identical and isolated from each other, and made of soft, magnetic composites.'
  43. 'A casting would require a pattern, a core, a mold, and finally casting the part from aluminum.'
  44. 'The team drilled beneath the ground to take sample cores from up to 165 metres beneath the surface.'
  45. 'In total, 29 of the 88 cores drilled during leg 118 were imaged using the DMT corescan system.'
  46. 'Ships may also carry huge deep-sea drills that pull cores of sediment and rock from the beneath the ocean.'
  47. 'She also has participated in the collection and processing of paleomagnetic drill cores from basalt flows in Iceland.'
  48. 'Ice cores have been drilled at several places in the Antarctic, including the research outposts at Vostok and Byrd Station.'
  49. 'It is claimed that samples of Antarctic ice cores show that the current CO2 level in the atmosphere is at its highest for almost 500,000 years.'
  50. 'The success of these various techniques is limited by the expense and feasibility of collecting cores and processing core samples.'
  51. 'Over the past decade we have drilled ice cores on domes for a variety of reasons, and this dome is the first thing I notice when looking at the surface topography map.'
  52. 'Chicxulub drill cores reveal that the target rocks contain hydrocarbons, the vaporization of which could produce soot.'
  53. 'They dispose of used tools and debitage carefully, out of the way of bare feet, or, in the case of unused pieces and sizeable cores, where they may find them again.'
  54. 'The flint consisted of cores, chippings and unfinished tools, indicating that tools were made on site.'
  55. 'Rather than the simple working of flint cores found in earlier phases, where flaking would proceed in an ad hoc fashion, Levallois was a technique that shaped the core to predetermine the size and form of the resulting flakes.'
Denoting or relating to a figure for inflation that excludes certain items, chiefly food and energy, that are subject to sudden and temporary price fluctuations.
  1. 'The yearly core inflation rate now stands at 2.4%, double the pace at this time last year.'
  2. 'We took the economy from the double-digit inflation of the late 1970s to a core inflation rate in the two-to-three percent range.'
  3. 'The latest data matches the December 2001 low for core inflation.'


Remove the tough central part and seeds from (a fruit)
  1. 'You'll find this pineapple corer in many cookware stores; it comes with one or three coring units, each geared to specific fruit sizes.'
  2. 'In a blender, mix one tbsp of honey with one peeled and cored apple.'
  3. 'Jim noted that inventor Boyle must have had trouble with his morning grapefruit, since in addition to this corer, he patented three other grapefruit coring devices in the next nine years.'
  4. 'The pears are peeled and cored - remove from the base with a melon baller, but keep the stalks on, as they will look pretty.'
  5. 'For apple pie flavor without the fat-filled crust, stuff cored apples with brown sugar, cinnamon and granola (a sneaky bit of fiber), then cover and bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes.'
  6. 'Votives and tea lights can be popped into old teacups, apples can be cored to hold a taper candle, or you can just set pillars and votives on top of an old wall mirror or picture frame used as a tray!'
  7. 'All the breakfasts are served with a healthy arrangement of fresh fruit - bananas, melon, and to top it all off, a baked, cored half apple with a little dollop of cream.'

(in the US) Congress of Racial Equality.

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    1. the central part of a fleshy fruit, containing the seeds.

    2. the central, innermost, or most essential part of anything.

    3. Also called magnetic core. Electricity. the piece of iron, bundle of iron wires, or other ferrous material forming the central or inner portion in an electromagnet, induction coil, transformer, or the like.

    4. (in mining, geology, etc.) a cylindrical sample of earth, mineral, or rock extracted from the ground by means of a corer so that the strata are undisturbe

    More examples(as adjective)

    "assets can be core."

    "businesses can be core."

    "rates can be core."

    "operations can be core."

    "activities can be core."

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    (core)Middle English: of unknown origin.


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