Adjective Definition

major

1.Definition: (of a scale or mode) having half steps between the third and fourth degrees and the seventh and eighth degrees

"Major scales", "The key of D major"


2.Definition: greater in number or size or amount

"A major portion (a majority) of the population", "Ursa Major", "A major portion of the winnings"


3.Definition: greater in scope or effect

"A major contribution", "A major improvement", "A major break with tradition", "A major misunderstanding"


4.Definition: of full legal age


5.Definition: of greater importance or stature or rank

"A major artist", "A major role", "Major highways"


6.Definition: of greater seriousness or danger

"A major earthquake", "A major hurricane", "A major illness"


7.Definition: of the elder of two boys with the same family name

"Jones major"


8.Definition: of the field of academic study in which one concentrates or specializes

"His major field was mathematics"




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