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first

noun, pronoun
 
 
/ˈfɜːst/
the first B1 the first person, people, thing, or things: Hillary and Norgay were the first to climb Everest. I enjoyed his second novel more than the first.First and firstly
be a first to be something that has never happened before: Man walking on the moon was a first in space history.First and firstly
[C] the highest exam result that you can achieve at the end of a university course in the UKMarks and results
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