nerve center: Meaning and Definition of

nerve' cen"ter

Pronunciation: [key]
  1. a group of nerve cells closely connected with one another and acting together in the performance of some function.
  2. a source of information, authority, action, etc.: The communications room is the nerve center of a battleship.
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