centrality

[sen-tral-i-tee]
noun, plural centralities.
1.
a central position or state: the centrality of the sun.
2.
a vital, critical, or important position: the centrality of education to modern civilization.

Origin:
1640–50; central1 + -ity

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centrality (sɛnˈtrælɪtɪ)
 
n , pl -ties
the state or condition of being central

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centrality
1640s, from central + -ity.
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Example sentences
The idea of the neurons' centrality to social intelligence is gaining ground.
We humans are obsessed with our centrality in the universe and that everything
  about us is special or sacred.
The second, less obvious element may well be the increased centrality to
  political decision of the po poles.
Opposing the centrality of negotiations is not a principle but a pragmatic
  reading of current reality.
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