Meaning of “primate” in the English Dictionary

"primate" in British English

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primatenoun [ C ]

uk /ˈpraɪ.meɪt/ /ˈpraɪ.mət/ us /ˈpraɪ.meɪt/ /ˈpraɪ.mət/ specialized

primate noun [ C ] (ANIMAL)

biology a member of the most developed and intelligent group of mammals, including humans, monkeys, and apes

primate noun [ C ] (PRIEST)

religion a priest with the highest position in his country:

He was made the Roman Catholic Primate of All Ireland last year.

(Definition of “primate” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"primate" in American English

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primatenoun [ C ]

us /ˈprɑɪ·meɪt/

biology a member of the most developed and intelligent group of mammals, including humans, monkeys, and apes

(Definition of “primate” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)