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major

1. Business a large or important company
2. Music a major key, chord, mode, or scale
3. US, Canadian, Austral, and NZ
a. the principal field of study of a student at a university, etc.
b. a student who is studying a particular subject as his principal field
4. Law a person who has reached the age of legal majority
5. Logic a major term or premise
6. Music
a. (of a scale or mode) having notes separated by the interval of a whole tone, except for the third and fourth degrees, and seventh and eighth degrees, which are separated by a semitone
b. relating to or employing notes from the major scale
c. denoting a specified key or scale as being major
d. denoting a chord or triad having a major third above the root
e. (in jazz) denoting a major chord with a major seventh added above the root
7. Logic constituting the major term or major premise of a syllogism
8. Chiefly US, Canadian, Austral, and NZ of or relating to a student's principal field of study at a university, etc.
9. Brit the elder: used after a schoolboy's surname if he has one or more younger brothers in the same school
10. of full legal age
11. Bell-ringing of, relating to, or denoting a method rung on eight bells

Major

John. born 1943, British Conservative politician: Chancellor of the Exchequer (1989--90); prime minister (1990--97)

Major

 

a mode based on the perfect (major) triad, as well as the modal coloring (mood) of this triad. The major, both as a triad coinciding with the lower tones of the natural scale and as a mode based on the natural scale, has a joyous sound, in direct contrast to the minor. The contrast between major and minor is one of the most important aesthetic contrasts in music.

IU. N. KHOLOPOV


Major

 

a military rank of field officers in the armed forces of the USSR and other states.

The rank of major existed in the Russian Army from 1698 to 1731 and from 1798 to 1884; from 1731 to 1798 there were two ranks—first major and second major. In the armed forces of the USSR the military rank of major was introduced on Sept. 22, 1935. In the Navy of the USSR the rank of captain third rank corresponds to the rank of major.

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Events like the attack at Kabul airport, from someone trained by American forces, are a little discouraging to Maj.
Following officers have been awarded with Hilal-i-Imtiaz (Military), Maj Gen Imtiaz Hussain Sherazi, Sitara-i-Eisaar, ASC, Maj Gen Muhammad Tauqeer Ahmad, ASC, Maj Gen Agha Masood Akram, FF, Maj Gen Inamul Haq, FF, Maj Gen Sohail Ahmad Khan, Punjab, Maj Gen Muhammad Imran Zafar, Engrs,Maj Gen Obaid Ullah Khan, Arty, Maj Gen Naveed Ahmad, Arty, Maj Gen Suhail Abbas Zaidi, Sigs, Maj Gen Naushad Ahmad Kayani, Punjab, Maj Gen Rizwan Akhtar, FF, Maj Gen Zia Ullah Khan, AMC and Maj Gen Suhaib Ahmad, AMC, Navy, Rear Admiral Tahseen Ullah Khan, SI(M) and Rear Admiral Saleem Akhtar, SI(M), PAF, Air Vice Marshal Hafeez Ullah and Air Vice Marshal Hamid Shahab Hashmi.
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According to the Air Force base, in lieu of flowers or other gifts, the family has established a college fund for Maj.
Defense cutbacks and base closures mean the sharing of bases by units from different services is becoming more common, said Marine Maj.
Boone said in a press release yesterday that she would not fulfill the union's demand to terminate Maj.
The decision to take McKinney to trial in a general court-martial was made by Maj.
ISLAMABAD, October 06, 2010 (Balochistan Times): Army Chief Gen Ashfaq Parvez Kayani has appointed Maj Gen Ubaidullah as IG FC Balochistan and Maj Gen Nadir Zeb as IG FC Khyber Pakhtoonkhwa (KP).
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The LRE flight crew, Maj Thomas and A1C Rivera set up the Ground Control Station to recover the aircraft.
The Reservists and their employers were praised by Maj.
We think he walked up to them, cussed them and then shot them both,'' said police Maj.