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major adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (considerable)considerevole, rilevante, importante agg
 Melville was a major influence in his writing.
 Melville ha avuto un'influenza considerevole sul suo stile.
major nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. US (university: main subject)disciplina nf
  corso nm
   (università)facoltà nf
 The most popular majors at this university are English, commerce, and economics.
 Le discipline più seguite in questa università sono inglese, commercio ed economia.
major nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. US (student: taking as a main subject)studente nm
 I am a biology major.
 Sono uno studente di biologia.
major nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (music: key)maggiore agg
 The song was written in C-major.
 La canzone è stata scritta in do maggiore.
major viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived." US (have as a principle subject)specializzarsi v rif
 She is majoring in physics.
 Si sta specializzando in fisica.
 
Additional Translations
major adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (majority)maggiore agg
 We have already completed the major part of the drive there.
 Quando saremo lì avremo già completato la maggior parte del viaggio.
major adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (serious)grave, serio, importante agg
 Your brother was in the hospital with a major illness.
 Tuo fratello è andato all'ospedale per una grave malattia.
major adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (adult)maggiorenne nm
 A major is a person who has reached his or her majority.
 Un maggiorenne è una persona che ha raggiunto la maggiore età.
major adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (music: scale)maggiore agg
 I need to practise my F major scale on the piano.
 Devo esercitarmi nella scala di fa maggiore al pianoforte.
major adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (music: key)maggiore agg
 Pachelbel's D-major Canon is a well-known piece.
 Il Canone in re maggiore di Pachelbel è un pezzo ben noto.
major nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (military)maggiore nm
 After five years in the army, he attained the rank of major.
 Dopo cinque anni nell'esercito ha conseguito il grado di maggiore.
major nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (musical band)primo agg
 The drum major was in charge of the rest of the drummers.
 Il primo percussionista era responsabile degli altri percussionisti.
major nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (of a syllogism)maggiore agg
 In a syllogism, the major premise contains the term that is the predicate of the conclusion.
 In un sillogismo la premessa maggiore contiene il termine che è il predicato della conclusione.
major nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (a major organization, company, etc.)grande squadra, azienda primaria nf
 The band just signed a record deal with major.
 His dream is to be a pitcher in the majors.
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Compound Forms/Forme composte
drum major nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (leader of a marching band)tamburo maggiore, mazziere nm
major axis asse maggiore
major case nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (serious crime investigation)indagine importante nf
  caso importante nm
major chord   (musica)accordo maggiore
major earthquake terremoto intenso, forte terremoto
major element elemento maggiore
major field of study nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (main subject or area of research)materia principale nf
major general   (militare)maggiore nm
major in vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." US (study as main subject)specializzarsi in v rif
major key chiave maggiore
major league serie A
major leagues nplplural noun: Noun always used in plural form--for example, "jeans," "scissors." US (highest professional sports divisions)campionato professionisti nm
  serie A nf
major medical insurance assicurazione medica
major mode   (musica)modo maggiore
major operation intervento chirurgico
major operations nplplural noun: Noun always used in plural form--for example, "jeans," "scissors." (large-scale military manoeuvres)vasta operazione nf
major order ordine maggiore
major part maggior parte
major party partito principale
major piece pezzo principale
major premise premessa principale
major scale scala maggiore
major second   (musica)seconda maggiore
major surgery nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (serious operation)operazione importante nf
major term termine principale
major third   (musica)terza maggiore
pipe major ufficiale al comando di una banda militare nm
sergeant major nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (rank of military officer)  (militare )sergente maggiore nm
trumpet major (mus.)tromba maggiore nf
Ursa Major nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (constellation: Great Bear)Orsa Maggiore nf
 I identified Ursa Major on the star chart.
 Ho riconosciuto l'Orsa Maggiore sulla mappa stellare.
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