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English definition of “major”

major

noun [C, usually plural]     /ˈmeɪdʒər/
COMMERCE one of the most important companies in a particular industry: The majors are projected to collect up to $1 trillion in profits over the next 10 years. Among the majors, this airline ranks first for on-time arrivals . oil/industry/supermarket majors
(Definition of major noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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