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the most important or central thought of a paragraph or larger section of text, which tells the reader what the text is about:
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  • Maining

    [meyn] /meɪn/ adjective 1. chief in size, extent, or importance; principal; leading: the company’s main office; the main features of a plan. 2. sheer; utmost, as strength or force: to lift a stone by main force. 3. of or relating to a broad expanse: main sea. 4. Grammar. syntactically independent; capable of use in isolation. […]

  • Mainland

    [meyn-land, -luh nd] /ˈmeɪnˌlænd, -lənd/ noun 1. the principal of a country, region, etc., as distinguished from adjacent islands or a peninsula: the mainland of Greece. 2. (in Hawaii) the 48 contiguous states of the U.S. [meyn-land, -luh nd] /ˈmeɪnˌlænd, -lənd/ noun 1. the largest of the Shetland Islands. About 200 sq. mi. (520 sq. […]

  • Mainland-china

    noun 1. the People’s Republic of China, as distinguished from Taiwan.

  • Mainlander

    [meyn-lan-der, -luh n-der] /ˈmeɪnˌlæn dər, -lən dər/ noun 1. a person who lives on a . 2. (in Hawaii) a person who lives in the continental U.S.

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