Translation of "principal" - English-Traditional Chinese dictionary

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principaladjective [ before noun ]

uk /ˈprɪn.sə.pəl/ us /ˈprɪn.sə.pəl/

B1 first in order of importance

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. 他是哈萊姆舞劇院的頭號舞伶。
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.


uk /ˈprɪn.sə.pəl/ us /ˈprɪn.sə.pəl/

principal noun (PERSON)

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


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

She lives off the interest and tries to keep the principal intact. 她靠利息過日子,儘量不動用本金。

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