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Definitions of major:
  • noun:   the principal field of study of a student at a university
    Example: "Her major is linguistics"
  • noun:   a commissioned military officer in the United States Army or Air Force or Marines; below lieutenant colonel and above captain
  • noun:   a university student who is studying a particular field as the principal subject
    Example: "She is a linguistics major"
  • noun:   British statesman who was prime minister from 1990 until 1997 (born in 1943)
  • verb:   have as one's principal field of study
    Example: "She is majoring in linguistics"
  • adjective:   greater in number or size or amount
    Example: "A major portion (a majority) of the population"
  • adjective:   greater in scope or effect
    Example: "A major contribution"
  • adjective:   of full legal age
    Example: "Major children"
  • adjective:   of a scale or mode
    Example: "Major scales"
  • adjective:   of the field of academic study in which one concentrates or specializes
    Example: "His major field was mathematics"
  • adjective:   of greater importance or stature or rank
    Example: "A major artist"
  • adjective:   of greater seriousness or danger
    Example: "A major earthquake"
  • name:  A male given name (rare: 1 in 14285 males; popularity rank in the U.S.: #826)
  • name:  A surname (common: 1 in 11111 families; popularity rank in the U.S.: #1441)

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