WOTW: core

| - Tim Lake |

triplo word of the week - core

 

Core” is a noun with several different but related meanings. Let’s have a look and see some examples of how to use it.

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The first meaning of the noun “core” is the tough central part of a fruit usually containing the seeds.

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+ I threw the apple core on the compost heap.

+ She sliced the pineapple and cut out the core.

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The second meaning of the noun “core” is the part of something that is central to its existence or character.

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+ The planned changes to the town have the interests of citizens at its core.

+ Students need to learn the core subjects before moving onto specialisation.

+ Creativity is at the core of what it means to be human.

+ The school has a core of permanent staff and teachers.

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The third meaning of the noun “core” means the central part of something, like a planet.

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+ The earth’s core is made of liquid rock.

+ Developing your core strength is essential for fitness and health.

+ This is the core commercial district of the city.

+ The core of the cable is made of glass optic-fibres.

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The pronunciation is / kɔː /.

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This word is in the New General Service List, a list of the 3,000 most common words in English communication. You can get the full list on our website by clicking here.

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この単語は、英語で最もよく使われる3,000の単語のリストであるNew General Service Listからのものです。完全なリストはこちらから。

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