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(of an object or situation) Significant in degree of importance or urgency
“Jon Snow felt that the White Walkers were a major issue that he and Daenerys had to address immediately.”
(of a quality or condition) Significant in degree of importance or urgency
“The Supreme Court has faced many issues of major importance that would ultimately shape the republic.”
Noteworthy historically, or among one's peers
“Francis Bacon is regarded as one of the major painters of the 20th century.”
Complicated in nature
“He had to undergo major surgery, followed by months of rehabilitation.”
Arduous in nature
“This is a major undertaking that will literally take years to complete.”
Large in size or amount
“This seems like a good strategy to make some major cash in a short space of time.”
(major in) To concentrate on a particular area of study
“I have chosen to major in English so that I can write more beautifully and intelligently.”
The main area of study of a student
“Kate chose literature as her major in college.”
A student at a college or university concentrating on a given area of study
“Alex graduated with honors as an engineering major.”
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