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    • 1. the tough central part of various fruits, containing the seeds: "quarter the pears, remove the cores then slice again into wedges"
    • 2. the part of something that is central to its existence or character: "the plan has the interests of children at its core" Similar heartnucleusnubhub


    • 1. central to the existence or character of someone or something: "managers can concentrate on their core activities"
    • 2. denoting or relating to a figure for inflation that excludes certain items, chiefly food and energy, that are subject to sudden and temporary price fluctuations: "core inflation was up 2.3 percent over the 12 month period"


    • 1. remove the tough central part and seeds from (a fruit): "peel and core the pears"