Until Latin we must leave, symbolically speaking, to be able to find the etymological origin of the central term that now concerns us. In doing so, we discover that it comes from the word “centralis”, which is made up of two components: the noun “centrum”, which is synonymous with “center”, and the suffix “-al”, which is equivalent to “relative to” .
Central is that belonging or relative to center . This term has a great variety of uses: it can be the equidistant interior point of the limits of a figure or a surface; of the space where coordinate actions converge; from the region that concentrates the busiest streets of a population; of the institute that develops research or studies; of the end for which he feels attraction; or of objective to which one aspires.
Most of these meanings can be linked to the notion of central. The central, therefore, can be something that is in the physical center . For example: "The central shelf is somewhat arched, we would have to take weight off of it", “All those paintings are beautiful, but the one I like the most is the central one”.
He place that is between two extremes It is also known as central: “The most beautiful beaches in the world are in Central America”, "I am not sure which countries are part of Central Europe".
Central, on the other hand, can be the basics or essentials of something : “I have some disagreements with the president, but I support his central policies”, "The central hypothesis of the researchers has surprised the family".
At the business level, the use of a power plant is used to refer to the main headquarters of an industry that has several buildings or premises spread over a city or the country. That will be the center of operation, management and resources of the rest of the establishments.
The facilities where it is produced electric power they also receive the name of central, beyond the means they use: "Protesters asked to close the nuclear power plant", “The construction of a hydroelectric plant always generates changes in the environment”.
Nor can we ignore that this word we are analyzing is inextricably linked to certain words to create a very specific term. Thus, for example, is the one known as central heating, which is the one that is identified because it gives heat to an entire building from a single focus.
In the same way, there is the Central General Staff. It is a military agency that becomes the superior both in what would be the Navy and the Army.
The footballer who acts in the center of the countryside , the main facilities of a organization and the entity that exercises its action over a whole territory are designated as central: “The Uruguayan central was cautioned and will not be able to play the next game”, “The head office is in Lima”, "The mayors expressed their disgust with the central government".
We can also determine that in Spain in 2000 a television program was broadcast called "La central". Jesús Vázquez was the presenter of this late-night whose stage was an intelligence center. In that context it was where they took place from interviews to spaces intended for cultural or sexual dissemination.
In the same way, we must also talk about "Central Hospital". This is a series that, by number of chapters, is the longest-lived television in Spain. It was broadcast on Telecinco for twelve years and narrated the day-to-day life of the doctors, caretakers and nurses of a hospital.