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adjective major pronunciation in British English /ˈmeɪdʒə(r)/
  1. 1
    [usually before noun] important, serious, large, or great

    Major roadworks ahead.

    a major factor:

    Age is a major factor affecting chances of employment.

    a major problem/obstacle:

    one of the major problems facing our planet

    major change:

    Further major changes were recommended by the board.

    Synonyms and related words for this sense of major
    1. a.
      more important, more serious, larger, or greater than other things

      Our major concern is how to give everyone a fair chance.

      The major attraction is a huge clock in the entrance hall.

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