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 WordPerfect 6.1 has only minor changes, and is, thus, only a revision.
See also major delivery.
- 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.
noun 1. a Roman Catholic theological college devoted to training for the priesthood and usually offering a six-year program emphasizing philosophy and theology.
- Major seventh chord
noun 1. a chord much used in modern music, esp jazz and pop, consisting of a major triad with an added major seventh above the root Often shortened to major seventh Compare minor seventh chord