1. [ noun ] (geography) a center that provides information and control
Synonyms: nerve_centre

"the nerve center of the diamond industry is in Amsterdam"

Related terms: center
2. [ noun ] (anatomy,zoology,neuroscience) a cluster of nerve cells governing a specific bodily process
Synonyms: center nerve_centre centre

"in most people the speech center is in the left hemisphere"

Related terms: neural_structure Wernicke's_area inferior_colliculus respiratory_center olfactory_brain superior_colliculus Broca's_area auditory_center
Similar spelling:   nerve_centre