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I created a table and it starts from the left and goes all the way to right, which looks really skewed. So I want to center align the whole table but couldn't figure out how to do it. I'm new to latex so I don't know how to use other plugin or macros, but I suppose there's a command for this basic functionality. Can anyone tell me?

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If this is inside a float like the table environment, I'd suggest

\begin{table}[htbp]
\centering % center but don't add vertical space
<your table code>
\caption{...} % caption could also be placed above the table
\label{...} % albel always AFTER \caption
\end{table}

Using the center environment inside a float is not recommended as it adds vertical space above and below, which the float will also do, resulting in too much space.

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\begin{center}

your table

\end{center}