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major

adjective
 
 
/ˈmeɪdʒər/
IMPORTANT [always before noun] B2 more important or more serious than other things or people of a similar type: a major problem/issue a major city America has played a major role in the peace process.Being important and having importance
MUSIC in music, belonging to a key (= set of musical notes) that often produces a happy sound →  Opposite minor adjective Notes of the musical scale
Translations of “major”
in Korean 주요한…
in Arabic مُهِم, كَبير…
in French majeur…
in Turkish ana, esas, büyük…
in Italian maggiore, più importante…
in Chinese (Traditional) 重要的, 較重要的, 主要的…
in Russian крупный, важный, мажорный…
in Polish podstawowy, ważny, dur…
in Spanish mayor, principal…
in Portuguese principal, importante…
in German bedeutend…
in Catalan important, gran…
in Japanese 主要な…
in Chinese (Simplified) 重要的, 较重要的, 主要的…
(Definition of major adjective from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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