Definition of major. Meaning of major. Synonyms of major
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Definition of major
MajorMajor 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 territory.
2. Of greater dignity; more important. --Shak.
3. Of full legal age. [Obs.]
4. (Mus.) Greater by a semitone, either in interval or in
difference of pitch from another tone.
Major axis (Geom.), the greater axis. See Focus, n., 2.
Major key (Mus.), a key in which one and two, two and
three, four and five, five and six and seven, make major
seconds, and three and four, and seven and eight, make
Major offense (Law), an offense of a greater degree which
contains a lesser offense, as murder and robbery include
Major premise (Logic), that premise of a syllogism which
contains the major term.
Major scale (Mus.), the natural diatonic scale, which has
semitones between the third and fourth, and seventh and
fourth, and seventh and eighth degrees; the scale of the
major mode, of which the third is major. See Scale, and
Major second (Mus.), a second between whose tones is a
difference in pitch of a step.
Major sixth (Mus.), a sixth of four steps and a half step.
In major keys the third and sixth from the key tone are
major. Major keys and intervals, as distinguished from
minors, are more cheerful.
Major term (Logic), that term of a syllogism which forms
the predicate of the conclusion.
Major third (Mus.), a third of two steps. MajorMajor 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.
2. (Law) A person of full age.
3. (Logic) 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].
Note: In hypothetical syllogisms, the hypothetical premise is
called the major.
4. [LL. See Major.] A mayor. [Obs.] --Bacon.
Meaning of major from wikipedia
is a rank of commissioned officer
, with corresponding ranks existing
in many military
forces. when used unhyphenated, in
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- major's was the name of an american chain
of department store
s with outlets
in many states
east of the mississippi river
in the decades
- major league baseball
(mlb) is a professional baseball league
that play in the national league
and the american
- the men's major
golf championships, commonly known
as the major
championships, and often referred
as the majors, are the four
- in the united states
army , air force
, and marine corps
is a field grade military officer
rank just above
the rank of captain
- major general
or major-general is a military
rank used in many countries. it is derived
from the older
rank of sergeant major general
- in the british military
is a military
is used by both the british
army and royal marines
. the rank is superior
- in the united states
and canada, an academic major
or major concentration
or concentration) is the academic discipline
- sir john major. post-noms kg , ch , acib. (born 29 march
1943) is a british conservative politician
as prime minister
of the united