Meaning of PRIORITY in English

PRIORITY

transcription, транскрипция: [ praɪɒrɪti, AM -ɔ:r- ]

( priorities)

Frequency: The word is one of the 3000 most common words in English.

1.

If something is a priority , it is the most important thing you have to do or deal with, or must be done or dealt with before everything else you have to do.

Being a parent is her first priority...

The government’s priority is to build more power plants...

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2.

If you give priority to something or someone, you treat them as more important than anything or anyone else.

The school will give priority to science, maths and modern languages...

PHRASE : V inflects , usu PHR to n

3.

If something takes priority or has priority over other things, it is regarded as being more important than them and is dealt with first.

The fight against inflation took priority over measures to combat the deepening recession...

PHRASE : V inflects , usu PHR over n

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