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English definition of “top”

top

adjective, adverb [not gradable] (BEST)   /tɑp/
(in the position of being) at the highest level of importance, achievement, or success; best: It was rated among the ten top universities in the nation. She’s one of the top executives in the fashion industry. As a chess player, he’s among the top 10% in the country. Top is used with many different words to mean best: top-ranked athletes top-rated bonds top-seeded tennis players
(Definition of top adjective, adverb (BEST) from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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