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major

adjective
 
 
/ˈmeɪdʒər/
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. major companies/corporations/retailers
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
(Definition of major adjective from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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