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adjective [before noun]     /ˈhed.laɪn/
a headline amount, number, or rate is the most important one or the one that people notice most: The credit card company will cut its headline rate of interest to 19.9 percent. The headline figure of 3.6 percent isn't as bad as it looks if you exclude the effects of oil prices.Importance
(Definition of headline adjective from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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