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chief

adjective [always before noun]
 
 
/tʃiːf/
MAIN B2 most important: The wonderful weather was our chief reason for coming here.Being important and having importance
HIGH RANK B2 highest in rank: chief economic adviser to the governmentGovernment ministers and civil servants
Translations of “chief”
in Arabic رَئيسي…
in Korean 주된, 최고의…
in Malaysian utama…
in French principal…
in Turkish başlıca, en önemli, şef…
in Italian maggiore, primo, più elevato…
in Chinese (Traditional) 最重要的, 首要的, 最主要的…
in Russian основной, важнейший, старший…
in Polish główny…
in Vietnamese chủ yếu…
in Spanish principal…
in Portuguese principal…
in Thai สำคัญที่สุด…
in German Haupt-……
in Catalan principal…
in Japanese 主な, 最も重要な…
in Indonesian utama…
in Chinese (Simplified) 最重要的, 首要的, 最主要的…
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