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[n] a bar of magnetic material (as soft iron) that passes through a coil and serves to increase the inductance of the coil
[n] the chamber of a nuclear reactor containing the fissile material where the reaction takes place
[n] the choicest or most essential or most vital part of some idea or experience; "the gist of the prosecutor's argument"; "the heart and soul of the Republican Party"; "the nub of the story"
[n] the central meaning or theme of a speech or literary work
[n] a small group of indispensable persons or things; "five periodicals make up the core of their publishing program"
[n] an organization founded by James Leonard Farmer in 1942 to work for racial equality
[n] the center of an object; "do not eat the apple core"
[n] the central part of the earth
[n] a cylindrical sample of soil or rock obtained with a hollow drill
[v] remove the core or center from; "core an apple"

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