Meaning of PRIORITY in English

PRIORITY

noun

COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES

in order of importance/priority/preference etc

The country’s main exports were, in order of importance, coffee, sugar, and soya beans.

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ ADJECTIVE

different

Not only are there different kinds of theories but also there are different priorities awarded to theories vis-à-vis methods.

As a result, women have a different perspective and different priorities in policy making.

Universalism tends to guarantee all districts a project and reciprocity allows the recognition that different districts will have different project priorities .

Although the new rules are prudent and reasonable, certainly some could argue for a different set of priorities .

International comparisons are of relatively little value because they tend to highlight the different priorities and practices of different countries.

We just had a different view of priorities .

The rich north and the poor south, it is argued, have different priorities .

They acknowledged that their subordinates and superiors might have different priorities .

economic

Is this too much to ask in the current economic climate when priorities may all to easily lie elsewhere?

Nor had the neighborhood meetings produced any significant expression or constituency for economic development priorities .

Interest rates have been reduced several times with a significant shift in economic policy giving priority to growth.

The shift in attention to economic priorities was also in tune with the more conservative policy orientation of the federal government.

high

Keeping it up and running is probably a higher priority .

This enterprise has so far fallen far short of its targets, but it remains a high priority .

It is important that fieldwork staff give high priority to this.

At its workshop, the council ranks the items, from highest priority to lowest.

Only football ranks higher in our priorities for this year.

Items can be high priority but are uninteresting, time consuming or difficult to resolve.

Both these facts point to the high priority of the struggle for civil liberties.

low

But these facts are not indicative of a significantly lower priority , nor necessarily of a substantially more modest achievement.

Why are caring, commitment, and procreation apparently being given such low priority ?

Music is generally accorded a low priority and is underfunded, and standards of performance are unsatisfactory in many places.

Age discrimination is a low priority in diversity training programs, she said.

For a gentleman, a tailor's bill had always been very low in his priorities for settlement.

They had low priority because they were no longer in a hurry.

Some things need to be dealt with first and others are of lower priority and can wait.

Because black mom-and-pop stores ordered and sold relatively little inventory at a given time, they were low priority .

main

The main priorities are: A comprehensive transportation study with a view to reducing the level of dependence on private cars.

One of the main priorities therefore was to make the whole building accessible to disabled people.

He says that the main priority was to ensure that the travellers couldn't group up to stage a huge festival.

His main priority now was to get them to safety.

Overnight, sorting out the repossession scandal had become the Government's main priority .

Your main priority is to find any people as we are placing the main hose in team 2's hands.

Pearce considers that one of the main priorities of any top executive should be to develop the managers under him.

The main priority on the Soviet foreign-policy agenda at this time was to secure its objectives with regard to Berlin.

major

Specific Projects Our major priority should be the creation of a major family database of world-wide importance.

Getting people off welfare and into paying jobs is a major national priority .

This job can not be done without personal contact, so getting to Berlin is a major priority .

Kemp has also opposed a constitutional amendment to balance the budget, a major priority for Dole.

Provided that post-storage image processing is not a major priority , analogue technology is effective.

Identifying the environment as a major priority is one thing, doing something about it another.

The intention is that it should be the major Group priority for two years from September 1991.

In the early 1950s Highlander work shifted to make educational programs on the civil rights issue its major priority .

national

The authority will assess the community's health needs and reflect national and regional priorities .

Getting people off welfare and into paying jobs is a major national priority .

Such ties and feelings, however, could not indefinitely resist some erosion as material national interests and priorities began to change.

But the state intervenes to ensure that national priorities are protected.

These differences are labelled ` cleavages', since they can divide societies over national policy priorities .

From 1945 until 1963, national priorities actually operated against the modernization of the North's industrial structure.

The Society in consultation with the Regional Representatives has set the national priorities as being: - 1.

He said that the national priority was now privatization.

political

Rather, the critical determinant of economic policy has been the hidden or not so hidden hand of political priorities .

In contrast, California has always been a top political priority for Clinton.

Nevertheless, political priorities will continue to dominate.

Debt and economic difficulties are less significant than political priorities in determining access to education.

How those causes are identified will affect political priorities and is also partly influenced by them.

It is secondary to the political priorities of preserving specific presidents in power and the patronage system associated with them.

Changes in political priorities may simply result in the need for informed guesswork if suitable data are not available.

Programme contracts have also been extremely vulnerable to alterations in political priorities and objectives.

top

Mr Hattersley, in Darlington to meet Labour's northern candidates, said he would make extra police manpower a top priority .

A top Democratic priority is likely to be getting women to the polls.

In my view, the provision of adequate fire prevention and fire fighting measures should be Venice's top priority .

This was and remains a top priority for all businesses.

Entering the Kingdom is by invitation only, and that invitation must be given top priority .

A top priority: enhanced security.

Our top priority is therefore the introduction of fair votes for all elections at all levels of government.

Around the globe, the richer nations have made easing the overcrowding of third world cities a top aid priority .

■ NOUN

area

Other priority areas included research, environment, justice and culture.

Over 227 measurable objectives grouped under 15 priority areas were identified.

Verhofstadt had no fewer than 16 priority areas .

Particular emphasis will be given to schemes within the priority areas of South Bank, Grangetown and Redcar.

Fourthly, the need for collections to reflect the full range of materials available within the priority areas chosen.

Most important of all, educational priority areas should be formally designated, and teachers paid more for working in them.

The information will also be compared with national and regional data to identify priority areas in the area.

Reconsideration should ensure that the needs of people living in urban priority areas are properly recognised.

list

Skye was next on the priority list .

By five he had knocked off most of the items on his priority list .

He said the priority list was discriminatory.

Fifteen years ago, students came to me with this priority list of questions: Where can I get in?

Rough estimates of cost are used to create a priority list of the most promising cases for further study.

From the late seventies through today, the priority list of undergraduates questions has changed considerably: Where can I get in?

The present scheme must operate a priority list .

In fact, the feuding agencies were about to lock horns and starve over the first two dams on their priority lists .

■ VERB

consider

Accordingly, the Agricultural Training Board, like similar organisations, needed to consider the priorities it gave in these areas.

It is a process that forces line management to consider their operational priorities and also allows for decentralized decision-making.

In considering priorities so far we have considered the priorities involved in choice.

We must consider priorities for public expenditure on education, as elsewhere.

You must therefore consider your priorities , plus the amount of available space.

However, in the first few years groups did not appear to consider fundraising a priority .

In contrast, commercial broadcasters have obligations to shareholders: they must consider the priorities and attractions of profit-making programmes and schedules.

decide

And I decide priorities in my Laboratory.

Not long after expressing interest, general manager Dan Duquette decided he has other priorities .

But who makes the choices, establishes the criteria and decides the priorities ?

I expected that the President would read it, decide on his priorities , and call for more detailed suggestions.

If she also works they must decide whose job has priority .

Its job will be to consider the responses coming in and to decide the priorities .

How will Railtrack decide on access priority when track slots are scarce?

Draw up a School Development Plan and renew it every year. Decide on priorities .

determine

It can help to determine priorities to assist operational decision-making.

The careful use of a needs assessment to determine program priorities , both short term and long range. 2.

This led to further changes in management structures and processes but also represented a significant challenge to professional power to determine priorities .

Again, caution must be exercised, and one may have to determine priorities .

Assist in delegated clinical research. Determine nursing priorities on a daily basis and plan patient care according to staff availability and capabilities.

The discipline of measuring benefits and costs locates waste, helps determine priorities , and can result in increased benefits.

This project aims to investigate the methods used by local authorities to determine priorities for funding amongst bus services.

Also at an outlet, you may draw -- at random -- for wristbands or numbered cards to determine priority ticket sales.

establish

He stupidly took off on the outside of a wave when some one else had already established priority on the inside.

Thus the recognition of values helps health practitioners establish priorities and hierarchies of importance among needs and goals.

It gives us the opportunity to shape the direction of the Community and to establish its priorities .

Managers must be able to establish priorities and assign duties.

Some authorities have developed explicit policies which establish priorities amongst the various types of service referred to above.

Concentrate on the things you can do well within a reasonable working day, establishing the priorities as you go along.

To provide data to establish priorities for the allocation of funds and personnel resources. 5.

give

The less well-to-do may encourage early marriage and give priority to settling down to stable family life.

Sen claims it is essentially a matter of which variable is given priority that separates the major ethical systems and ideologies.

It is important that fieldwork staff give high priority to this.

More experience may lead to these drugs being given earlier priority .

Let's give priority to the living.

The employers pledged to provide summer and after-school jobs for young people and to give priority hiring to public school graduates.

Entering the Kingdom is by invitation only, and that invitation must be given top priority .

And Gelbspan gives a good account of alternative-energy programs, which he urges be given greater funding priority .

identify

The department would be required to identify priority zones where lions have posed particular problems and institute special control measures.

The most important part of the day was identifying priorities for action and agreeing how they would be handled.

Under-fives services were not identified as a priority .

The information will also be compared with national and regional data to identify priority areas in the area.

Therefore, in advance of any negotiation, management should identify priorities , areas of flexibility and tactics.

How those causes are identified will affect political priorities and is also partly influenced by them.

In the last part of this contribution, Brown identifies a number of priorities for future research.

place

A retail organisation, for instance, may place priority on action, customer service and teamwork.

If you place a high priority on democracy, many people label you less than patriotic.

Quite simply, he placed a higher priority on removing the existing regime than on forestalling a military intervention.

He was even, ironically in light of the Simpson verdicts bearing down on him, placing his highest priority on education.

Caring jobs attract individuals who place high priority on relationships.

receive

The part of the programme which had received highest priority was the introductory course in information retrieval for the engineering undergraduates.

Students who complete a post-secondary degree in a health-care field receive priority hiring when they graduate.

Swiftair items receive priority treatment and separate sorting in this country and in over 140 countries worldwide.

Research in the laboratory, in physical therapy, and in new surgical procedures received high priority .

The council's Library Committee now plans to make a further recommendation to the Board as to which town should receive priority .

These letters only receive priority treatment at the delivery office if that day's deliveries have already left the office.

The employer receives first and foremost priority services from its lawyers - there are no distractions from other clients.

Others were anxious that patients with long waits had received priority over those with clinically more urgent conditions.

reflect

The authority will assess the community's health needs and reflect national and regional priorities .

Alternatively, they could themselves reflect Soviet policy priorities .

A flat organizational structure, appropriate to a professional group, reflects the high priority given to upward power.

Characteristics chosen for labelling may reflect domestic environmental priorities , and criteria used in different national schemes may vary widely.

School-to-work must reflect business priorities and will fail miserably without business participation.

This rate has dipped significantly in the last two years reflecting the shift in priorities of the government's cultural policy.

Inevitably the inequality in numbers was reflected in the priority given to issues.

remain

Therefore, reorganisation and cost-cutting wherever possible will remain a priority .

This enterprise has so far fallen far short of its targets, but it remains a high priority .

The development of the theoretical framework remains therefore of high priority .

This was and remains a top priority for all businesses.

A return to the dividend lists, however, remains a priority for this year.

It would still appear, therefore, that despite some initiatives jobs for older people remain a low priority .

Work continues on the remaining strategic priorities .

For them, social housing remains a priority .

set

Assessing community care needs in their localities, setting objectives and priorities and formulating community care plans. 2.

Expenditures should be subject to strict independent review, and scientific organizations or objective federal offices should set priorities for research spending.

These groups, which would be multidisciplinary, would aim to set priorities for research.

Do you suppose the elections in November have anything to do with how they set their priorities ? &038;.

We have also attempted to set down priorities for the Council.

The council set its spending priorities just before midnight after listening to more than three hours of testimony.

The stage was set for a nice priority fight.

The year begins with a day-long workshop, at which the council sets priorities for the coming year.

take

My communication to him must take priority .

One might concentrate on careful social legislation, taking as its priorities the security, well-being and leisure of the whole population.

For example, if the title deeds are left with the company, an equitable mortgagee by deposit will take priority .

Commonality quickly took priority over distinctiveness.

The need to feed the addiction takes priority over all other activities, leading to personal neglect, anti-social behaviour and crime.

The evidence was strong that the council subcommittee was persuaded before the public hearing that the Housing Commission should take priority .

In most countries the fishing industry has a powerful political lobby, with jobs and profits taking priority .

With the push to integrate, will the needs of the regular education child take priority over the special education child?

PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

high priority

Free individual choice in matters affecting this right should, in my opinion, be accorded very high priority.

He was even, ironically in light of the Simpson verdicts bearing down on him, placing his highest priority on education.

I assure the hon. Gentleman that my hon. Friend and I give the matter a high priority.

If saving lives is your aim, providing clean water should be a higher priority still.

In general, only high priority cases are able to gain a place.

Launching a new round of trade liberalisation talks after the failure of the Seattle summit remains a high priority for both sides.

The development of the theoretical framework remains therefore of high priority.

The pleasure principle should motivate the programmes of study, and always be given high priority.

top priority

And he showed he means to make goals a top priority with the £400,000 move for Rangers livewire front man Spencer.

At that time both parties were clearly giving top priority to defence.

Disability aside, one of her top priorities is to be a role model and mentor to aspiring radiologists.

Mr Hattersley, in Darlington to meet Labour's northern candidates, said he would make extra police manpower a top priority.

President Clinton has deemed education the top priority of his second term, and his budget reflects it.

Safety will be a top priority.

This was and remains a top priority for all businesses.

To keep campaign pledges to make education his top priority, Clinton wants two new middle-class tax breaks for college tuition.

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

First, let's decide what our priorities are.

My main priority is get through all my exams.

Our priority right now is to get food and medical supplies to the region.

Safety has always been our number one priority .

The President promised to give priority to reducing unemployment.

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

Aid for environmental planning in developing countries has been designated a top priority .

But black and ethnic minority subjects still have low priority in psychology.

But equal priority is my people.

For years her highest priority had been a career.

Not long after expressing interest, general manager Dan Duquette decided he has other priorities.

The priority after the divestiture, though, will be reducing debt, he said.

The focus is priorities for improvements.

There has been a priority of worship.

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