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first

noun [C] (QUALIFICATION)    /ˈfɜːst/ US  /ˈfɝːst/ (also first-class degree) UK
the best possible undergraduate university degree you can get in the UK and some other countries: She has a first in English from Newcastle University.Marks and results
(Definition of first noun (QUALIFICATION) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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