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"primate" in British English

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primatenoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈpraɪ.meɪt/ /-mət/ specialized
  • primate noun [C] (ANIMAL)

biology a ​member of the most ​developed and ​intelligentgroup of ​mammals, ​includinghumans, ​monkeys, and apes
  • primate noun [C] (PRIEST)

religion a ​priest with the ​highestposition in his ​country: He was made the ​RomanCatholic Primate of All Ireland last ​year.
(Definition of primate from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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primatenoun [C]

 us   /ˈprɑɪ·meɪt/
biology a ​member of the most ​developed and ​intelligentgroup of ​mammals, ​including humans, ​monkeys, and ​apes
(Definition of primate from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “primate”
in Spanish primado…
in Vietnamese tổng giám mục…
in Malaysian ketua biskop…
in Thai หัวหน้าของบิชอพ…
in French primat…
in German der Primas…
in Chinese (Simplified) 动物, 灵长目动物…
in Turkish insanları ve maymunları içeren hayvanlar grubu üyesi, ilk yaratıklar…
in Russian примат…
in Indonesian uskup agung…
in Chinese (Traditional) 動物, 靈長類動物…
in Polish (ssak) naczelny…
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