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top tennoun [C usually singular]

uk   /ˌtɒp ˈten/  us   /ˌtɑːp ˈten/
the ten most ​popular or ​successful things in a ​group of ​similar things, or the ten things that someone ​likesbest: In a new ​list of ​besttravelwebsites, ours makes it into thetop ten. [before noun] "Casablanca" is one of my ​top ten ​films.
the set of ten ​songs that have been ​bought by the ​largestnumbers of ​people in the ​previousweek: The ​song has been in thetop ten for three ​weeks.
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