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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 likes best: In a new list of best travel websites, ours makes it into the top ten. [before noun] "Casablanca" is one of my top ten films.
the set of ten songs that have been bought by the largest numbers of people in the previous week: The song has been in the top ten for three weeks.
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