Reinvoicing Center

Business / Finance / Reinvoicing Center: A central financial subsidiary an MNC uses to reduce transaction exposure by billing all home country exports in the home currency and reinvoicing to each operating affiliate in that affiliate's local currency. It can also be used as a netting center.

Field Service Center

Business / Agriculture / Field Service Center: A centralized location for a variety of USDA agency field offices. These have been reduced in number from about 3,700 to about 2,600 through closures and consolidations initiated as part of a USDA reo MORE

Face-Centered Cubic (FCC)

Business / Machine Shop / Face-Centered Cubic (FCC): One of the common types of unit cells in which atoms are located on each corner and the center of each face of a cube. Among the common FCC metals are aluminum, copper, nickel and austenitic stainless MORE


Science / Geology / Epicenter: The point on the Earth's surface directly above the focus or hypocenter of an Earthquake. MORE

Designated Centers For Specialized Care

Health / Dentistry / Designated Centers For Specialized Care: Medical centers selected to provide an advanced level of care for a disease or delivery of a specific procedure. For example, CIGNA's >LIFESOURCE Organ Transplant Network is composed of 13 nationally MORE

Half Center

Business / Machine Shop / Half Center: A dead center that has a portion of the 60 degree cone cut away. MORE

Hub-Center Steering

Technology / Motorcycle / Hub-Center Steering: One of several different types of front-end suspension/steering mechanisms used in motorcycles. Hub-center steering is characterized by a swingarm that extends from the bottom of the engine/frame to t MORE