Meaning of PRIORITY in English

PRIORITY

transcription, транскрипция: [ prī-ˈȯr-ə-tē, -ˈär- ]

noun

( plural -ties )

Date: 14th century

1.

a.

(1) : the quality or state of being prior

(2) : precedence in date or position of publication — used of taxa

b.

(1) : superiority in rank, position, or privilege

(2) : legal precedence in exercise of rights over the same subject matter

2. : a preferential rating ; especially : one that allocates rights to goods and services usually in limited supply

that project has top priority

3. : something given or meriting attention before competing alternatives

Merriam-Webster's Collegiate English vocabulary.      Энциклопедический словарь английского языка Merriam Webster.