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major

adjective  us   /ˈmeɪ·dʒər/

major adjective (IMPORTANT)

[not gradable] more important, bigger, or more serious than others of the same type: Fresh fruits are a major source of vitamin C. We awaited major new developments in the peace talks.

major adjective (MUSIC)

music based on a scale (= series of musical notes) in which there is a whole step (= sound difference) between each note except between the third and fourth notes and the seventh and eighth notes: a major scale a major chord

major

noun [C]  us   /ˈmeɪ·dʒər/

major noun [C] (OFFICER)

a military officer of middle rank, above a captain

major noun [C] (SPECIAL SUBJECT)

the most important subject that a college or university student is studying, or the student studying that subject: an English major
Translations of “major”
in Arabic مُهِم, كَبير…
in Korean 주요한…
in Malaysian besar…
in French majeur…
in Turkish ana, esas, büyük…
in Italian maggiore, più importante…
in Chinese (Traditional) 重要的, 較重要的, 主要的…
in Russian крупный, важный, мажорный…
in Polish podstawowy, ważny, dur…
in Vietnamese chủ yếu, lớn…
in Spanish mayor, principal…
in Portuguese principal, importante…
in Thai สำคัญมาก…
in German bedeutend…
in Catalan important, gran…
in Japanese 主要な…
in Indonesian besar…
in Chinese (Simplified) 重要的, 较重要的, 主要的…
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