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adjective big, chief, comprehensive, considerable, crucial, decisive, distinguished, enormous, essential, extensive, extraordinary, far-reaching, fateful, goodly, grave, great, high-level, important, impressive, intense, key, large, leading, massive, matchless, material, memorable, meritorious, moderately large, momentous, notable, noteworthy, outstanding, ponderous, pressing, prime, principal, remarkable, serious, significant, sizable, sober, solemn, substantial, supreme, top, top-level, tremendous, unparalleled, vital, weighty, worthy of consideration, worthy of remark
See also: cardinal, central, critical, crucial, essential, important, indispensable, key, material, momentous, outstanding

MAJOR, persons. One who has attained his full age, and has acquired all his civil rights; one who is no longer a minor; an adult.

MAJOR. Military language. The lowest of the staff officers; a degree higher than captain.

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The frequency combination A1 has the 1st major frequency of 340 kHz and the 2nd major frequency of 810 kHz.
UAW union begins picketing GM, 1st major strike since 1998
The US military launches its 1st major operation, Iron Saber, against insurgents led by anti-US Shiite theologian Muqtada Al Sadr, striking at militia enclaves in Karbala and in Diwaniya in the south in an effort to retake control of those areas.
Dignitaries attend opening of conference A large number of security experts from more than 65 countries and international organisations were present at the opening of the 1st Major Event Safety and Security Conference yesterday.