Centre - (noun) the point from which an activity or process is directed, or on which it is focused. Like a shopping centre, sports centre, etc.

I'm looking for another word for it but starts with a letter "S". So far just able to come up with 'stage' but it seems a bit far off.

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    I would suggest 'source' as the point from which an activity or process is directed. – chasly from UK Oct 26 '15 at 12:03
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    I posted an answer, but what about Station? – JHCL Oct 26 '15 at 12:33
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    @Meed A "stadium?" – Elian Oct 26 '15 at 12:36
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    @Meed How about "square?" – Elian Oct 26 '15 at 13:05
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    @Meed Yes, it's a rare synonym for "stadium." merriam-webster.com/dictionary/stade – Elian Oct 26 '15 at 13:36

It sounds like a seat (e.g. of administration or government):

A principal site or location: Parliament House was the seat of the Scots Parliament until the Union with England (-- Oxford Dictionaries Online)


A "section" is broadly, a distinct part of a thing. It expresses centre's sense of focus, but with the implication of being apart of x. The grandness it conveys depends on what it is a section of.

Per dictionary.com:

a distinct part or subdivision of anything, as an object, country, community, class, or the like.

  • "shopping center" → "shopping section"
  • "residential center" → "residential section"

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