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Definition of Major

Major

  1. Greater in number, quantity, or extent; as, the major part of the assembly; the major part of the revenue; the major part of the territory.
  2. Of greater dignity; more important.
  3. Of full legal age.
  4. Greater by a semitone, either in interval or in difference of pitch from another tone.
  5. An officer next in rank above a captain and next below a lieutenant colonel; the lowest field officer.
  6. A person of full age.
  7. That premise which contains the major term. It its the first proposition of a regular syllogism; as: No unholy person is qualified for happiness in heaven [the major]. Every man in his natural state is unholy [minor]. Therefore, no man in his natural state is qualified for happiness in heaven [conclusion or inference].
  8. A mayor.
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Major Translations

major in Dutch is majoor
major in French is commandant
major in Italian is maggiore, in prima linea
major in Portuguese is principal
major in Spanish is mayor