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principal

adjective
 
 
/ˈprɪnsəpəl/
first in order of importance: Iraq's principal export is oil. Nigeria remains the country's principal economic partner.
FINANCE, ECONOMICS relating to an amount of money lent or borrowed, rather than to the interest paid on it: Shares of these funds involve investment risk, including the possible loss of the principal amount invested.
Translations of “principal”
in Arabic رَئيسي…
in Korean 주요한…
in Malaysian utama…
in French principal…
in Turkish ana, asıl, esas…
in Italian principale…
in Chinese (Traditional) 最重要的…
in Russian главный, основной…
in Polish główny…
in Vietnamese chính…
in Spanish principal…
in Portuguese principal, mais importante…
in Thai สำคัญมากกว่าอย่างอื่น…
in German hauptsächlich…
in Catalan principal…
in Japanese 主な, 最も重要な, 主要な…
in Indonesian terpenting…
in Chinese (Simplified) 最重要的…
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