a very influential person or group; a leading company or individual in a particular market or industry
noun, Logic. 1. See under (def 1). [sil-uh-jiz-uh m] /ˈsɪl əˌdʒɪz əm/ noun 1. Logic. an argument the conclusion of which is supported by two premises, of which one (major premise) contains the term (major term) that is the predicate of the conclusion, and the other (minor premise) contains the term (minor term) that is […]
- Major release
programming A release of a piece of software which is not merely a revision or a bug fix release but which contains substantial changes (e.g., an overhaul of the interface, change in compatibility). Traditionally, major releases are numbered as X.0; for example, WordPerfect 6.0 is a major release, significantly different from any previous version; whereas […]
- Major salivary gland
major salivary gland n. Any of three salivary glands, the parotid gland, the submandibular gland, and the sublingual gland, which are the largest of the oral cavity and secrete the most saliva.
noun, Music. 1. a scale consisting of a series of whole steps except for half steps between the third and fourth and seventh and eighth degrees.