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    major - Dictionary definition and meaning for word major

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    (noun) a commissioned military officer in the United States Army or Air Force or Marines; below lieutenant colonel and above captain Definition
    (noun) British statesman who was prime minister from 1990 until 1997 (born in 1943) Definition
    (noun) a university student who is studying a particular field as the principal subject
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    • she is a linguistics major
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    (noun) the principal field of study of a student at a university
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    • her major is linguistics
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    (verb) have as one's principal field of study
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    • She is majoring in linguistics
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    (adj) of greater importance or stature or rank
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    • a major artist
    • a major role
    • major highways
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    (adj) greater in scope or effect
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    • a major contribution
    • a major improvement
    • a major break with tradition
    • a major misunderstanding
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    (adj) greater in number or size or amount
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    • a major portion (a majority) of the population
    • Ursa Major
    • a major portion of the winnings
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    (adj) of the field of academic study in which one concentrates or specializes
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    • his major field was mathematics
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    (adj) of a scale or mode
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    • major scales
    • the key of D major
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    (adj) of greater seriousness or danger
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    • a major earthquake
    • a major hurricane
    • a major illness
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    (adj) of full legal age Definition
    (adj) of the elder of two boys with the same family name
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    • Jones major
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