Translation of "principal" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary

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principaladjective [ before noun ]

uk /ˈprɪn.sə.pəl/ us /ˈprɪn.sə.pəl/

B1 first in order of importance

最重要的
Iraq's principal export is oil. 伊拉克最重要的出口商品是石油。
He was principal dancer at the Dance Theatre of Harlem. 他是哈莱姆舞剧院的头牌舞蹈演员。
That was my principal reason for moving. 那是我搬家最主要的原因。

More examples

  • The principal aim of this meeting is to reach a decision that we all agree on.
  • The diaphragm is the principal muscle of respiration.
  • I would like to earn more, but this isn't my principal reason for leaving the job.
  • He can't give up teaching, it's his principal source of income.
  • This is the principal road between the two cities.

principalnoun

uk /ˈprɪn.sə.pəl/ us /ˈprɪn.sə.pəl/

principal noun (PERSON)

A2 US UK headteacher, head [ C ] the person in charge of a school

(中小学或学院的)校长

principal noun (MONEY)

[ C usually singular ] specialized finance & economics an amount of money that someone has invested in a bank or lent to a person or organization so that they will receive interest on it from the bank, person, or organization

本金;可生息的资本
She lives off the interest and tries to keep the principal intact. 她靠利息过日子,尽量不动用本金。

(Translation of “principal” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)