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priority

noun [C or U] uk   /praɪˈɒr.ɪ.ti/ us    /-ˈɔːr.ə.t̬i/
B2 something that is very important and must be dealt with before other things: The management did not seem to consider office safety to be a priority. My first/top priority is to find somewhere to live. You have to learn to get your priorities right/straight (= decide which are the most important jobs or problems and deal with them first). Mending the lights is a priority task (= more important than other jobs). Banks normally give priority to large businesses when deciding on loans (= they deal with them first because they consider them most important). Official business requirements obviously take/have priority over personal requests (= official business matters will be dealt with first).
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in Korean 우선권, 우선사항…
in Arabic أولَوِيّة…
in Portuguese prioridade…
in Catalan prioritat…
in Japanese 優先事項, 優先度…
in Italian priorità…
in Chinese (Traditional) 優先考慮的事…
in Russian первоочередная задача…
in Turkish öncelik, önceliği olan…
in Chinese (Simplified) 优先考虑的事…
in Polish priorytet…
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