What is the opposite of peripheral?

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Opposite of not relating to the most important part of something
Opposite of supplementary or subsidiary in nature
Opposite of not needed or important
Opposite of all around or nearby a particular place or thing
Opposite of not needed or necessary
“They felt it was necessary to expurgate his letters before publishing them.”
Opposite of too small or unimportant to be worth consideration
“A blood test will show a significant reduction in the hemoglobin content of the red blood cells and an increase in the size of the cells.”
Opposite of secluded
Opposite of only just acceptable in quality or as belonging to a category
(sometimes figuratively) Opposite of existing or occurring at or on the surface
“If you are a human being, you have rights inherent in that reality.”
Opposite of the outer, marginal, or extreme part of an area, group, or sphere of activity
Opposite of that which is added, or joined, to someone or something else
“This highlights a glaring omission from the device in that it does not offer any web connectivity.”
Opposite of a company controlled by a holding company
Opposite of a thing that is added or attached to something larger or more important
Opposite of an item in addition to what is usual or strictly necessary
“Airbags are a necessity for any modern vehicle.”
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