Definition and Meanings for major
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Part of Speech of major
Etymology of major
Meaning of major
- 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.
- of greater dignity; more important.
- of full legal age; adult.
- greater by a semitone, either in interval or in difference of pitch from another tone.
as noun, adjective
- an officer next in rank above a captain and next below a lieutenant colonel; the lowest field officer.
- a person of full age.
- 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].
- a mayor.