Definitions of major

  1. the principal field of study of a student at a university; " her major is linguistics"
  2. a university student who is studying a particular field as the principal subject; " she is a linguistics major"
  3. A military officer next in rank above a captain.
  4. A person of full age ( 21 years): an officer in rank between a captain and a lieutenant- colonel.
  5. A person of full age; military officer next above a captain.
  6. An officer next above a captain.
  7. An officer next in rank above a captain, and below a lieutenant- colonel; a person of full age to manage his own concerns; that premise of a syllogism which contains the major term.
  8. An officer in rank above a captain and below a lieutenant- colone; a head or superior; a person of full age.
  9. greater in number or size or amount; " a major portion ( a majority) of the population"; " Ursa Major"; " a major portion of the winnings"
  10. greater in scope or effect; " a major contribution"; " a major improvement"; " a major break with tradition"; " a major misunderstanding"
  11. ( law) of full legal age; " major children"
  12. ( music) of a scale or mode; " major scales"; " the key of D major"
  13. of the field of academic study in which one concentrates or specializes; " his major field was mathematics"
  14. of greater importance or stature or rank; " a major artist"; " a major role"; " major highways"
  15. ( British) of the elder of two boys with the same family name; " Jones major"
  16. British statesman who was prime minister from 1990 until 1997 ( born in 1943)
  17. of full legal age; " major children"
  18. of a scale or mode; " major scales"; " the key of D major"
  19. of greater seriousness or danger; " a major earthquake"; " a major hurricane"; " a major illness"
  20. of the elder of two boys with the same family name; " Jones major"
  21. 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.
  22. Of greater dignity; more important.
  23. Of full legal age.
  24. An officer next in rank above a captain and next below a lieutenant colonel; the lowest field officer.
  25. A person of full age.
  26. 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].
  27. A mayor.
  28. Greater in number, extent, dignity, or quality; as, the major part of a day; in music, a half tone higher than the minor.
  29. Greater: ( logic) the term of a syllogism which forms the predicate of the conclusion.
  30. Greater.
  31. Greater, as in number; principal.
  32. Normal; as, the major key.
  33. Greater in number, quantity, or extent; an epithot applied to the modes in which the third is four semitones above the tonic or key- note, and to intervals consisting of four semitones; forming or containing the predicate of the conclusion of a syllogism.
  34. Greater in number, quantity, or extent.
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