Definition of power centre in US English:

power centre

(US power center)

noun

  • 1Power station. rare.

  • 2A locus of power, especially of political power or authority; a powerful person or institution.

  • 3US. A large outdoor shopping precinct containing several big discount stores.

Origin

Late 19th century; earliest use found in The Chicago Tribune. From power + centre.

Pronunciation

power centre

/ˈpaʊə ˌsɛntə/