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01. Smoking is a [major] cause of cancer.
02. Hilary [majored] in economics at university.
03. Marlene switched her [major] from education to linguistics so she could teach ESL to immigrants.
04. Your grandfather was a [major] in the army.
05. Russia is a [major] exporter of wheat.
06. Edward Steichen once stated that photography is a [major] force in explaining man to man.
07. The challenge of any government is to see that the [majority] respects the rights of the minority in their culture.
08. Eugene Debs once said that when great changes occur in history, when great principles are involved, as a rule the [majority] are wrong. The minority are right.
09. Doug Gwyn once observed that truth is not determined by [majority] vote.
10. The world's [major] rainforests are located in South and Central America, and in South-east Asia.
11. Built on Crete, the first [major] civilization in Europe was the Minoan civilization, which reached its peak around 2000 B.C.
12. Our hands are recognized by medical professionals as a [major] source for spreading flu and cold germs.
13. Mick Jagger [majored] in European history and literature at the London School of Economics before dropping out to form The Rolling Stones.
14. Not one of South Africa's many languages is spoken by a [majority] of the population.
15. Guatemala is the only country in the world where American Indians are a [majority].
16. Destruction of habitat is the [major] reason why young male cougars end up coming into the city every year.
17. The Democratic Party won the election with a strong [majority].
18. Computer fraud has become a [major] problem for Internet commerce.
19. After two back-to-back [majorities], the Liberal Party looks like it is heading into a minority government in the next election.
20. Jonathon Marks once pointed out that the vast [majority] of ideas that most scientists have ever had have been wrong.
21. Wave action is the [major] agent of erosion along coastal areas.

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  • Major — Major …   Deutsch Wörterbuch

  • major — [ maʒɔr ] adj. et n. • XVIe; en provenç., XIIIe; lat. major, compar. de magnus « grand » I ♦ Adj. Milit. Supérieur par le rang (dans quelques comp.).⇒ état major, tambour major. Médecin major. Sergent major. II ♦ N. 1 …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Major — Pour les articles homonymes, voir Major (homonymie). Major est un grade militaire, qui se situe différemment dans la hiérarchie militaire suivant les pays. Il désigne le premier grade d officier supérieur ou, dans l armée française, un grade… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Major — ist ein militärischer Dienstgrad verschiedener Länder. Er gehört zur Dienstgradgruppe der Stabsoffiziere. Inhaltsverzeichnis 1 Historisches 2 Deutschland 3 Österreich 4 Schweiz …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • major — MAJÓR, Ă, majori, e, adj. 1. (Despre oameni) Care a împlinit vârsta legală pentru a putea beneficia prin lege de drepturi civile şi politice depline. 2. Foarte important, principal. ♦ (log.: în sintagmele) Termen major = predicatul concluziei… …   Dicționar Român

  • Major — Ma jor, [L. major, compar. of magnus great: cf. F. majeur. Cf. {Master}, {Mayor}, {Magnitude}, {More}, a.] 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • major — Major. s. m. Officier de guerre dans un corps, qui porte les ordres des Commandants à tous les autres Officiers. Le Major d un Regiment. le Major de, la place. Major des Gardes du Corps, Est un Officier qui fait servir les Gardes auprés du Roy, & …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • major — [mā′jər] adj. [ME maiour < L major, compar. of magnus, great: see MAGNI ] 1. a) greater in size, amount, number, or extent b) greater in importance or rank 2. of full legal age 3. constituting the majority: said of a part, etc …   English World dictionary

  • major — is commonly used, especially in journalism, to mean ‘important, significant’, without any notion of comparison inherent in the word s origins. A political leader invariably gives a major speech, a reference book is published in a major new… …   Modern English usage

  • Major — Ma jor, n. [F. major. See {Major}, a.] 1. (Mil.) An officer next in rank above a captain and next below a lieutenant colonel; the lowest field officer. [1913 Webster] 2. (Law) A person of full age. [1913 Webster] 3. (Logic) That premise which… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • major in — ˈmajor in [transitive] [present tense I/you/we/they major in he/she/it majors in present participle majoring in past tense majored in past p …   Useful english dictionary