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English definition of “priority”

priority

noun     /praɪˈɒrəti/
B2 [C] something that is very important and that must be dealt with before other things: My first/top priority is to find somewhere to live.Order and sequenceSimultaneous and consecutiveVery important or urgent
give priority to sth to consider that something is more important than other things and deal with it firstOrder and sequenceSimultaneous and consecutiveVery important or urgent
have/take priority (over sth) to be more important than other things and to be dealt with first: His job seems to take priority over everything else.Order and sequenceSimultaneous and consecutiveVery important or urgent
(Definition of priority noun from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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