|1.||[ noun ] a small group of indispensable persons or things|
"five periodicals make up the core of their publishing program"
|Related terms:||set cadre|
|2.||[ noun ] the center of an object|
"do not eat the apple core"
|Related terms:||center corncob|
|3.||[ noun ] the central part of the earth|
|Related terms:||center lithosphere|
|4.||[ noun ] the choicest or most essential or most vital part of some idea or experience|
|Synonyms:||center substance essence heart sum heart_and_soul meat marrow pith nub gist nitty-gritty inwardness kernel|
: "the gist of the prosecutor's argument" "the heart and soul of the Republican Party" "the nub of the story"
|Related terms:||content stuff hypostasis haecceity bare_bones quintessence summate|
|5.||[ verb ] remove the core or center from|
"core an apple"
|6.||[ noun ] a cylindrical sample of soil or rock obtained with a hollow drill|
|7.||[ noun ] the central meaning or theme of a speech or literary work|
|Synonyms:||effect gist burden essence|
|8.||[ noun ] an organization founded by James Leonard Farmer in 1942 to work for racial equality|
|Related terms:||organization ngo|
|9.||[ noun ] (physics,nuclear physics) the chamber of a nuclear reactor containing the fissile material where the reaction takes place|
|Related terms:||chamber nuclear_reactor|
|10.||[ noun ] Last name, frequency rank in the U.S. is 7344|
|11.||[ noun ] a bar of magnetic material (as soft iron) that passes through a coil and serves to increase the inductance of the coil|
|Related terms:||bar magnetic_core magnet|