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English definition of “the top ten”

the top ten

noun [C usually singular] uk   us  
the set of ten songs that have been bought by the largest numbers of people in the previous week: The song has been in the top ten for three weeks. the ten most popular things in a group of similar things: [before noun] "Casablanca" is one of my top-ten films.
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