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English definition of “the top ten”

the top ten

noun [C usually singular]    
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 .Pop, rock and soul the ten most popular things in a group of similar things: [before noun] "Casablanca" is one of my top-ten films .Pop, rock and soulLiking more
(Definition of the top ten noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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