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centrality

[sen-tral-i-tee] /sɛnˈtræl ɪ ti/
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 of centrality
1640-1650
1640-50; central1 + -ity
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centrality

/sɛnˈtrælɪtɪ/
noun (pl) -ties
1.
the state or condition of being central
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Word Origin and History for centrality
n.

1640s; see central (adj.) + -ity.

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