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Definition of Core

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central part of a fruit (containing the seeds); center, heart; cross-sectional sample (of soil, ice, etc.)
remove the core of a fruit, take out the center section of a fruit
basic, key, fundamental, essential, vital
Core Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
(v. t.)
To take out the core or inward parts of; as, to core an apple.
  
(v. t.)
To form by means of a core, as a hole in a casting.
  
(n.)
The prtion of a mold which shapes the interior of a cylinder, tube, or other hollow casting, or which makes a hole in or through a casting; a part of the mold, made separate from and inserted in it, for shaping some part of the casting, the form of which is not determined by that of the pattern.
  
(n.)
The most important part of a thing; the essence; as, the core of a subject.
  
(n.)
The heart or inner part of a thing, as of a column, wall, rope, of a boil, etc.; especially, the central part of fruit, containing the kernels or seeds; as, the core of an apple or quince.
  
(n.)
The center or inner part, as of an open space; as, the core of a square.
  
(n.)
The bony process which forms the central axis of the horns in many animals.
  
(n.)
A miner's underground working time or shift.
  
(n.)
A Hebrew dry measure; a cor or homer.
  
(n.)
A disorder of sheep occasioned by worms in the liver.
  
(n.)
A body of individuals; an assemblage.
  
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913), edited by Noah Porter. About
hEnglish - advanced version

core
\core\, n. (elec.) a mass of iron, usually made of thin plates, upon which the conductor of an armature or of a transformer is wound.
core
\core\ (kōr), n. [f. corps. see corps.] a body of individuals; an assemblage. [obs.] he was in a core of people.
core
\core\, n. [cf. chore.] (mining.) a miner's underground working time or shift. mond.
note: the twenty-four hours are divided into three or four cores.
core
\core\, n. [heb. kōr: cf. gr. ko`ros.] a hebrew dry measure; a cor or homer. xi. 32 (douay version).
core
\core\, n. [of. cor, coer, cuer, f. cœur, fr. l. cor heart. see heart.]
1. the heart or inner part of a thing, as of a column, wall, rope, of a boil, etc.; especially, the central part of fruit, containing the kernels or seeds; as, the core of an apple or quince. a fever at the core, fatal to him who bears, to all who ever bore.
2. the center or inner part, as of an open space; as, the core of a square. [obs.] w. raleigh.
3. the most important part of a thing; the essence; as, the core of a subject.
4. (founding) the portion of a mold which shapes the interior of a cylinder, tube, or other hollow casting, or which makes a hole in or through a casting; a part of the mold, made separate from and inserted in it, for shaping some part of the casting, the form of which is not determined by that of the pattern.
5. a disorder of sheep occasioned by worms in the liver. [prov. eng.]
6. (anat.) the bony process which forms the central axis of the horns in many animals.
core
box (founding), a box or mold, usually divisible, in which cores are molded.
core
print (founding), a projecting piece on a pattern which forms, in the mold, an impression for holding in place or steadying a core.
core
\core\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. cord (kōrd); p. pr. & vb. n. coring.] 1. to take out the core or inward parts of; as, to core an apple. he's like a corn upon my great toe he must be cored out.
2. to form by means of a core, as a hole in a casting.
core
n
1. the center of an object; "do not eat the apple core"
2. a small group of indispensable persons or things; "five periodicals make up the core of their publishing program" [syn: nucleus, core group]


3. the central part of the earth
4. the choicest or most essential or most vital part of some idea or experience: "the gist of the prosecutor's argument"; "the heart and soul of the republican party"; "the nub of the story" [syn: kernel, substance, center, essence, gist, heart, heart and soul, inwardness, marrow, meat, nub, pith, sum, nitty-gritty]


5. a cylindrical sample of soil or rock obtained with a hollow drill
6. an organization founded by james leonard farmer in 1942 to work for racial equality [syn: congress of racial equality , core]


7. the central meaning or theme of a speech or literary work [syn: effect, essence, burden, gist]


8. the chamber of a nuclear reactor containing the fissile material where the reaction takes place
9. a bar of magnetic material (as soft iron) that passes through a coil and serves to increase the inductance of the coil v : remove the core or center from; "core an apple"

JM Welsh <=> English Dictionary
Bywed = n. a core of fruit; pith
Mallgorn = n. core of a horn
WordNet 2.0

Noun
1. an organization founded by James Leonard Farmer in 1942 to work for racial equality
(synonym) Congress of Racial Equality
(hypernym) nongovernmental organization, NGO

Noun
1. the center of an object; "the ball has a titanium core"
(hypernym) center, centre, midpoint
(hyponym) corncob
2. a small group of indispensable persons or things; "five periodicals make up the core of their publishing program"
(synonym) nucleus, core group
(hypernym) set
(hyponym) cadre
3. the central part of the Earth
(hypernym) center, centre, midpoint
4. the choicest or most essential or most vital part of some idea or experience; "the gist of the prosecutor's argument"; "the heart and soul of the Republican Party"; "the nub of the story"
(synonym) kernel, substance, center, essence, gist, heart, heart and soul, inwardness, marrow, meat, nub, pith, sum, nitty-gritty
(hypernym) content, cognitive content, mental object
(hyponym) bare bones
5. a cylindrical sample of soil or rock obtained with a hollow drill
(hypernym) sample
6. the central meaning or theme of a speech or literary work
(synonym) effect, essence, burden, gist
(hypernym) meaning, significance, signification, import
7. the chamber of a nuclear reactor containing the fissile material where the reaction takes place
(hypernym) chamber
(part-holonym) nuclear reactor, reactor
8. a bar of magnetic material (as soft iron) that passes through a coil and serves to increase the inductance of the coil
(hypernym) bar
(hyponym) magnetic core
(part-holonym) magnet

Verb
1. remove the core or center from; "core an apple"
(hypernym) hollow, hollow out, core out
Core Definition from Business & Finance Dictionaries & Glossaries
Glossary of petroleum Industry
A cylindrical sample taken from a formation for geological analysis. Usually a conventional core barrel is substituted for the bit and procures a sample as it penetrates the formation.
Glossary of Iron Casting Terms
A preformed sand aggregate inserted into a mold to shape the interior of the casting or that part of a casting which cannot be shaped by the pattern.
Glossary of papermaking terms
A steel, wood or cardboard tube on which paper is reeled, or re-reeled.
Company Info: Ticker, Name, Description
CORE LABORATORIES N V
Exchange: NYSE
Provides basic and advanced reservoir rock and fluids analysis, field services to evaluate the effectiveness of well completions, stimulations and enhanced oil recovery projects, geological and geophysical engineering; And manufactures and sells petroleum reservoir rock and fluid analysis instrumentation and other integrated
Core Materials Corporation
Exchange: AMEX
Produces high-quality compression fiberglass reinforced plastic products.
Core Definition from Government Dictionaries & Glossaries
US Zip Codes
State: WEST VIRGINIA
City: CORE
DOD Joint Acronyms and Abbreviations
contingency response program
  
Source: U.S. Department of Defense, Joint Doctrine Division. ( About )
International Relations and Security Acronyms
Centre for OSCE Research

Homepage: http://www.core-hamburg.de/
Core Definition from Science & Technology Dictionaries & Glossaries
Telecommunication Standard Terms
1. The central region about the longitudinal axis of an optical fiber, which region supports guiding of the optical signal. (188 ) Note 1: For the fiber to guide the optical signal, the refractive index of the core must be slightly higher than that of the cladding. Note 2: In different types of fibers, the core and core-cladding boundary function slightly differently in guiding the signal. Especially in single-mode fibers, a significant fraction of the energy in the bound mode travels in the cladding. 2. A piece of ferromagnetic material, usually toroidal in shape, used as a component in a computer memory device. Note: The type of memory referred to has very limited application in today's computer environment. It has been largely replaced by semiconductor and other technologies. 3. The material at the center of an electromechanical relay or solenoid, about which the coil is wound. (188 )
NRC Nuclear Energy Glossary
The central portion of a nuclear reactor containing the fuel elements, moderator, neutron poisons, and support structures.
A service to the public by The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC).
Dictionary of Automotive Terms
1. When referring to casting -- a sand unit placed inside of a mold so that when the metal is poured, the core will leave a hollow shape. 2. The magnetic center of a coil usually made of iron. 3. The primary part (engine block , alternator , starter , radiator , etc.) which has malfunctioned, but is still suitable for rebuilding or remanufacturing . You can exchange it for a new or rebuilt part. Thus, instead of paying full price for a new alternator, you can submit your old alternator as a core and pay a lower amount for the new alternator. "Core" is an abbreviation for "cash on return."
Fiber Optics, Optical Networking Terms
1. The hght-conducting central portion of an optical fiber, composed of material with a higher index of refraction than the cladding. The portion of the fiber that transmits light. 2. The central part of an optical fiber, usually made from silica and surrounded by the lower refractive index cladding. Light travels along the core of an optical fiber.
Oceanographic, Meteorologal & Climatologal abbreviations and acronyms
Consortium for Oceanographic Research and Education
Core Definition from Computer & Internet Dictionaries & Glossaries
Jargon File
n. Main storage or RAM. Dates from the days of ferrite-core memory; now archaic as techspeak most places outside IBM, but also still used in the Unix community and by old-time hackers or those who would sound like them. Some derived idioms are quite current; `in core', for example, means `in memory' (as opposed to `on disk'), and both core dump and the `core image' or `core file' produced by one are terms in favor. Some varieties of Commonwealth hackish prefer store.
Jensen's Technology Glossary
The Chapter 3 "core" attributes that distinguish CMS software/systems from other CAL options. (See also CMS)
Core Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
Wikipedia English - The Free Encyclopedia
CORE may refer to:
  • Intel Core, stylized and marketed as Intel CORE as of 2009
  • CORE, Caucus of Rand File Educators, a caucus of the Chicago Teachers Union
  • Congress of Racial Equality (CORE)
  • CORE (Brazil), Coordenadoria de Recursos Especiais, a SWAT unit
  • Central Organization for Railway Electrification, a subsidiary of Indian Railways
  • Lutheran CORE
  • CAQH, Committee on Operating Rules for Information Exchange (CORE)
  • CORENIC, Internet Council of Registrars

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Core may refer to:


Computers and technology
  • Core (manufacturing), used in casting and molding
  • Core (optical fiber), the signal-carrying portion of an optical fiber
  • Core Animation, in computing, a data visualization API used in Mac OS X
  • Core dump, in computing, is the recorded state of a running program
  • Core International, a defunct American computer and technology corporation
  • Intel Core, in computing, a family of single-core and multi-core 32-bit and 64-bit CPUs released by Intel
  • Magnetic core, in electricity and electronics, ferromagnetic material around which wires are wound
    • Magnetic-core memory, in computing, the primary memory prior to semiconductor memory
  • Multi-core, a type of microprocessor design in which multiple processors coexist on the same chip
  • Nuclear reactor core, a portion containing the fuel components
  • Semiconductor intellectual property core, is a unit of design in ASIC/FPGA electronics and IC manufacturing

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Core Definition from Society & Culture Dictionaries & Glossaries
EPA Terms of Environment
The uranium-containing heart of a nuclear reactor, where energy is released.
Provided as a public service by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Environmental Engineering (English ver.)
The uranium-containing heart of a nuclear reactor, where energy is released.
Core Definition from Entertainment & Music Dictionaries & Glossaries
film and video
A plastic cylinder on which film is wound for transport or storage.
English to Federation-Standard Golic Vulcan
tviyan
English - Klingon
n. SoSbor
n. SoSbor'a'
Core Definition from Religion & Spirituality Dictionaries & Glossaries
Smith's Bible Dictionary

(Jude 1:11) See: Korah, 1
  
Smith's Bible Dictionary (1884) , by William Smith. About
Webart Magic Astronomical Glossary
The densest inner region of the Earth, probably of nickel-iron composition; in other planets, similar high-density central regions; in the Sun or stars, a dense central region where nuclear reactions occur; in galaxies, the densest, brightest central regions.
Core Definition from Medicine Dictionaries & Glossaries
Aids Glossary
the internal portion of the HIV viral particle. The core proteins, encoded by the gag gene, include the glycoproteins p24 and p17.
Aegis
Glossary of HIV/AIDS-Related Terms
The protein capsule surrounding a virus DNA<!-- (see) --> or RNA<!-- (see) -->. In HIV, p55, the precursor molecule to the core, is broken down into the smaller protein molecules p24, p17, p7, and p6. HIV's core is primarily composed of p24<!-- (see) -->.
ATIS
HIV Vaccine Glossary
the protein capsule surrounding a virus’ DNA or RNA. In HIV, p55, the precursor molecule to the core, is broken down into the smaller molecules p24, p17, p7 and p6. HIV’s core is primarily composed of p24.