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Noun (futsuumeishi)
May take the particle 'no'
centre, center, pivot, mainstay, nucleus, backbone, central figure, pillar, key mancentre, colonne, colonne vertébrale, noyau, pilier, pivot, soutien, homme clé, personnage centralZentrum, wichtigster Teil, Zentralnervensystem

ON: チュウKUN: なか, うち, あた.る
in, inside, middle, mean, center

ON: スウ, シュKUN: とぼそ, からくり
hinge, pivot, door

Example sentences
東京は今や世界経済の中枢だ。Parts: 東京 (とうきょう), 今や (いまや), 世界経済 (せかいけいざい), 中枢 (ちゅうすう)Tokyo is now a center of the world economy.

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