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pri·or·i·ty

priority

 
 
pronunciation:
praI a rih ti [or] praI aw rih ti
features:
Word Combinations (noun)
part of speech: noun
inflections: priorities
definition 1: precedence, esp. because of authority, right, or urgent need.
Your children should be given priority over your own needs.
synonyms:
precedence
similar words:
importance, preeminence, primacy, seniority
definition 2: something that has precedence.
The mayor made handling crime his priority.
 
similar words:
choice, preference
definition 3: the quality or condition of being earlier in time or order.
The form of the verb in a sentence can show the priority of one event to another.
synonyms:
precedence
similar words:
antecedence, anteriority, lead
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