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Major

Definition

[n] the principal field of study of a student at a university; "her major is linguistics"
[n] a commissioned military officer in the United States Army or Air Force or Marines; below lieutenant colonel and above captain
[n] a university student who is studying a particular field as the principal subject; "she is a linguistics major"
[adj] greater in number or size or amount; "a major portion (a majority) of the population"; "Ursa Major"; "a major portion of the winnings"
[adj] greater in scope or effect; "a major contribution"; "a major improvement"; "a major break with tradition"; "a major misunderstanding"
[adj] (law) of full legal age; "major children"
[adj] (music) of a scale or mode; "major scales"; "the key of D major"
[adj] of the field of academic study in which one concentrates or specializes; "his major field was mathematics"
[adj] of greater importance or stature or rank; "a major artist"; "a major role"; "major highways"
[adj] of greater seriousness or danger; "a major earthquake"; "a major hurricane"; "a major illness"
[v] have as one's principal field of study; "She is majoring in linguistics"

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Antonyms

minor, nonaged, underage