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priority

noun
 
 
/praɪˈɒrəti/ ( plural priorities)
[C] something that you do or deal with first because it is more important or urgent than other things: The company focuses on business priorities that make a difference: intense commitment to customer service and maintaining low costs. strategic/corporate priorities spending/financial/investment prioritiesa top/number one/first priority For the Internal Revenue Service, protection of taxpayers' data is a top priority.a high/clear priority Regulators, both globally and locally, need to define clearer priorities.sb's priority is to do sth At the moment, our priority is to recruit high-calibre employees to supplement the existing staff.make sth a priority Union representatives are anxious to make healthcare benefits a priority for their workers over the next few months.identify/set/establish priorities The bank's board of directors was criticized for failing to set priorities.a list/set of priorities Tackling the issue of World debt relief will be high on the list of priorities at next week's summit.
[U] the state or fact of being the most important job or aim, compared to other jobs or aims: high/low/top priority Euro MPs are now demanding higher priority for climate change policy.take/have/get priority (over sth) Under certain circumstances, there may be special requirements that take priority over all others.give sth priority/give priority to sth Both countries have given priority to corporate investment.a priority area/sector Products across twelve priority sectors are now being traded freely between member states.
Translations of “priority”
in Korean 우선권, 우선사항…
in Arabic أولَوِيّة…
in Portuguese prioridade…
in Catalan prioritat…
in Japanese 優先事項, 優先度…
in Italian priorità…
in Chinese (Traditional) 優先考慮的事…
in Russian первоочередная задача…
in Turkish öncelik, önceliği olan…
in Chinese (Simplified) 优先考虑的事…
in Polish priorytet…
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