Significado de “major” - en el Diccionario Inglés

major en inglés

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majoradjective

uk /ˈmeɪ.dʒər/ us /ˈmeɪ.dʒɚ/

major adjective (IMPORTANT)

B2 [ before noun ] more important, bigger, or more serious than others of the same type:

All of her major plays have been translated into English.
Sugar is a major cause of tooth decay.
There are two problems with this situation, one major, one minor.
Citrus fruits are a major source of vitamin C.
There has been a major change in attitudes recently.
The United States is a major influence in the United Nations.

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majornoun [ C ]

uk /ˈmeɪ.dʒər/ us /ˈmeɪ.dʒɚ/

major noun [ C ] (OFFICER)

also Major an officer of middle rank in the British, US, and many other armed forces:

Her father was a major in the Scots Guards.
Major Winters/Richard Winters
[ as form of address ] Thank you, Major.

major noun [ C ] (COMPETITION)

an important sports competition, especially in tennis or golf:

The Australian Open is the first major of the year.
Serena Williams has won more majors than any other tennis player.

majorverb

uk /ˈmeɪ.dʒər/ us /ˈmeɪ.dʒɚ/

(Definición de major del Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

major en inglés americano

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majoradjective

us /ˈmeɪ·dʒər/

major adjective (IMPORTANT)

[ not gradable ] more important, bigger, or more serious than others of the same type:

Fresh fruits are a major source of vitamin C.
We awaited major new developments in the peace talks.

major adjective (MUSIC)

music based on a scale (= series of musical notes) in which there is a whole step (= sound difference) between each note except between the third and fourth notes and the seventh and eighth notes:

a major scale
a major chord

majornoun [ C ]

us /ˈmeɪ·dʒər/

major noun [ C ] (OFFICER)

a military officer of middle rank, above a captain

major noun [ C ] (SPECIAL SUBJECT)

the most important subject that a college or university student is studying, or the student studying that subject:

an English major

(Definición de major del Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

major en inglés de negocios

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majoradjective

uk /ˈmeɪdʒər/ us

very large, important, or powerful, especially when compared with others of the same type:

a rail link connecting major European cities
Exports play a major role in key sub-sectors.
Our prices are lower on 2,000 items than those of all our major competitors.

a major change, difference, etc. affects a lot of people or organizations, sometimes in a way that causes difficulties for them:

Lack of skilled workers has become a major problem in recent years.
Governments now face major challenges in addressing problems in the global economy.
a major barrier/obstacle/boost

majornoun [ C, usually plural ]

uk /ˈmeɪdʒər/ us

COMMERCE one of the most important companies in a particular industry:

The majors are projected to collect up to $1 trillion in profits over the next 10 years.
Among the majors, this airline ranks first for on-time arrivals .

(Definición de major del Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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We have to take especial note of the fact that public-sector investment is collapsing in those economies on which a major part of our economic development depends.
In this context, the citizens' perception is perhaps that the euro has played a major role in increasing inflation and in raising prices.
If there were a major disaster the equipment in these countries would be insufficient even if it were used in combination.
Acidification is still a major problem.
I do not want to deny, though, that there are differences - some of them major ones - as regards the assessment of the situation and the choice of the appropriate instruments.
We must therefore avoid giving way to populism in these major reforms and endeavour to take resolute, practical, achievable steps forward.
The epidemic has been going on for only eight weeks, but one thing is certain: the decision-makers have a major role to play.
The report represents a major step forward towards improved environmental protection and therefore also deserves to receive strong support in tomorrow's vote in the plenary.
They are therefore the best vectors for raising awareness amongst national public opinion of the importance of the major milestone in 2004.
Of course, there is the major social sector you referred to, where you do not have full employment but you offer social services with certain specific incentives.