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prefix great- pronunciation in British English /ɡreɪt/
  1. 1
    used with nouns describing older relatives to make other nouns meaning the grandfather, grandmother etc of your parent
    my great-grandfather (=the grandfather of one of my parents)
    my great-aunt (=the aunt of one of my parents)
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  2. 2
    used with nouns describing younger relatives to make other nouns meaning the child of your grandson, granddaughter etc
    my great-granddaughter (=the daughter of my grandchild)
    my great-nephew (=the son of my nephew)
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a flower or small bunch of flowers worn on the lapel of a jacket on special occasions

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