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arch-

prefix uk   /ɑːtʃ-/ us    /ɑːrtʃ-/

arch- prefix (MAIN)

most important: an archbishop an archduke

arch- prefix (EXTREME)

greater or especially worse than others of the same type: an arch-criminal his arch-enemy He's always been an arch-opponent of the project.
Translations of “arch-”
in Chinese (Traditional) 主要的, 最重要的…
in Chinese (Simplified) 主要的, 最重要的…
(Definition of arch- prefix from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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