What is major?

  • (adj): Of a scale or mode.
    Example: "Major scales"; "the key of D major"
    See also — Additional definitions below


Major is a rank of commissioned officer, with corresponding ranks existing in many military forces.

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Some articles on major:

Minor Scale - Natural-minor System
... system" is defined by, "(1) the use of only major and minor triads (or seventh chords made out of them) and (2) keeping the natural-minor scale pure as the aggregate pitch content," with the one ... Thus minor triads on, and, and major on, are allowed but no form on the second is, either the altered major or minor, or the already occurring but consistently ...
Military Of Burundi
... A general staff (Etat-Major Général) commands the armed forces, consisting of a joint staff (Etat-Major inter-armes) a training staff (Etat-Major de la Formation), and a logistics staff (Etat-Major de la ...
City Of London
... The City is today a major business and financial centre, ranking as the leading centre of global finance throughout the 19th century, the City served as the world's primary business centre, and continues to be ... The other major financial district in London is Canary Wharf, 2.5 miles (4.0 km) to the east ... The legal profession forms a major component of the northern and western sides of the City - especially in the Temple and Chancery Lane areas where the Inns of ...
Harmony - Types
... In the chord C Major7, C-E is a major third E-G is a minor third and G to B is a major third ...

More definitions of "major":

  • (adj): Greater in scope or effect.
    Example: "A major contribution"; "a major improvement"; "a major break with tradition"; "a major misunderstanding"
  • (noun): The principal field of study of a student at a university.
    Example: "Her major is linguistics"
  • (adj): Of full legal age.
    Example: "Major children"
  • (adj): Of greater importance or stature or rank.
    Example: "A major artist"; "a major role"; "major highways"
  • (adj): Of greater seriousness or danger.
    Example: "A major earthquake"; "a major hurricane"; "a major illness"
  • (verb): Have as one's principal field of study.
    Example: "She is majoring in linguistics"
  • (adj): Greater in number or size or amount.
    Example: "A major portion (a majority) of the population"; "Ursa Major"; "a major portion of the winnings"
  • (adj): Of the elder of two boys with the same family name.
    Example: "Jones major"
  • (noun): A commissioned military officer in the United States Army or Air Force or Marines; below lieutenant colonel and above captain.
  • (adj): Of the field of academic study in which one concentrates or specializes.
    Example: "His major field was mathematics"
  • (noun): A university student who is studying a particular field as the principal subject.
    Example: "She is a linguistics major"

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    In the larger view the major forces of the depression now lie outside of the United States, and our recuperation has been retarded by the unwarranted degree of fear and apprehension created by these outside forces.
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    Never be afraid to meet to the hilt the demand of either work or friendship—two of life’s major assets.
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    As a novelist, I cannot occupy myself with “characters,” or at any rate central ones, who lack panache, in one or another sense, who would be incapable of a major action or a major passion, or who have not a touch of the ambiguity, the ultimate unaccountability, the enlarging mistiness of persons “in history.” History, as more austerely I now know it, is not romantic. But I am.
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