hub
noun Etymology: probably alteration of 2hob Date: 1649 1. the central part of a circular object (as a wheel or propeller) 2. a. a center of activity ; focal point b. an airport or city through which an airline routes most of its traffic c. a central device that connects multiple computers on a single network 3. a steel punch from which a working die for a coin or medal is made

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

Synonyms:
(of a wheel)


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  • Hub — bezeichnet: Hub (Mechanik), in der Mechanik eine lineare Bewegung Tidenhub, Wasserstandsänderungen bei den Gezeiten Frequenzhub, bei der Frequenzmodulation die Änderung der Trägerfrequenz Hub (Netzwerk) (engl.), ein Gerät zur Verbindung von… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Hub — generally means center or place , and may refer to: wiktionarypar|hubTechnical meanings* Bicycle hub, the central part of a bicycle wheel * Locking hubs, accessory on four wheel drive vehicles * Node (networking) in a computer network ** Network… …   Wikipedia

  • HUB — bezeichnet: in der Mechanik eine Bewegung, siehe Hub (Mechanik) Wasserstandsänderungen bei einer Tide, siehe Tidenhub bei der Frequenzmodulation die Änderung der Trägerfrequenz, siehe Frequenzhub ein Gerät zur Verbindung von Netzwerk Knoten im… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • hub — [hʌb] noun [countable] 1. COMMERCE a city or country where there is a lot of business activity because it is central in relation to other places, there are good communications etc: • The city has become a hub for Asian markets and a financial… …   Financial and business terms

  • hub — hub·bard; hub·bell·ite; hub·ber; hub·bite; hub·ble; hub·ble·shew; hub·bly; hub·bub; hub·bu·boo; hub·by; hub; hub·ba·boo; hub·ble·show; …   English syllables

  • Hub — (h[u^]b), n. [See 1st {Hob}.] 1. The central part, usually cylindrical, of a wheel; the nave. See Illust. of {Axle box}. [1913 Webster] 2. The hilt of a weapon. Halliwell. [1913 Webster] 3. A rough protuberance or projecting obstruction; as, a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Hub — Hub, hubs, HUB, HUBS, es un anglicismo, puede referirse a: Contenido 1 Máquinas simples 2 Comunicaciones 3 Transporte 4 Lugares …   Wikipedia Español

  • hub — solid center of a wheel, 1640s, perhaps from hubbe, originally lump, the source of hob of a fireplace and HOBNAIL (Cf. hobnail), as in boots. A wheelwright s word, not generally known or used until c.1828; it reached wider currency in connection… …   Etymology dictionary

  • hub — /hub/, n., v., hubbed, hubbing. n. 1. the central part of a wheel, as that part into which the spokes are inserted. 2. the central part or axle end from which blades or spokelike parts radiate on various devices, as on a fan or propeller. 3. a… …   Universalium

  • Hub — tiene varios significados, según el contexto en el cual es empleado: 1. En inglés hub es el centro de una rueda, en el que coinciden los radios y donde se encuentra el eje. El término se utiliza internacionalmente para identificar sistemas que… …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • hub — [hʌb] n [Date: 1500 1600; Origin: Probably from HOB1] 1.) the central and most important part of an area, system, activity etc, which all the other parts are connected to = ↑centre hub of ▪ Birmingham is at the hub of Britain s motorway network.… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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