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English definition of “priority”

priority

noun [C/U]    /prɑɪˈɔr·ɪ·t̬i, -ˈɑr-/
something that is considered more important than other matters: [C] The president vowed to make education one of his top priorities. takes priority over If something takes priority over something else, it is more important: [U] Getting fresh water and food to the flood victims takes priority over dealing with their insurance claims.
(Definition of priority noun from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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