priority

  • 1priority — pri·or·i·ty 1 /prī ȯr ə tē/ n pl ties: precedence in exercise of rights in the same subject matter secured interests have priority over unsecured ones priority 2 adj 1: having precedence over another in the exercise of rights in the same subject …

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  • 2Priority — may refer to: Priority date, a concept of establishing waiting times in the immigration process by United States Department of State Priority level, the priority of emergency communications Priority Records, a record label started in 1985 and… …

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  • 3priority — priority, precedence can both mean the act, the fact, or, especially, the right of preceding another. When the reference is to the right, both terms usually imply an established or accepted code that determines which shall precede the other.… …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 4priority — The Bankruptcy Code establishes the order in which claims are paid from the bankruptcy estate. All claims in a higher priority must be paid in full before claims with a lower priority receive anything. All claims with the same priority share pro… …

    Glossary of Bankruptcy

  • 5Priority — Pri*or i*ty, n. [Cf. F. priorit[ e]. See {Prior}, a.] 1. The quality or state of being prior or antecedent in time, or of preceding something else; as, priority of application. [1913 Webster] 2. Precedence; superior rank. Shak. [1913 Webster]… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 6Priority — Priority, est le label d une compagnie de disque indépendante Artistes produits : Homesick James Portail de la musique Ce document provient de « Priority ». Catégorie : Label de musique indépendant …

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  • 7priority — late 14c., from O.Fr. priorite (14c.), from M.L. prioritatem (nom. prioritas) fact or condition of being prior, from L. prior (see PRIOR (Cf. prior) (adj.)) …

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  • 8priority — [n] first concern antecedence, arrangement, crash project*, greatest importance, lead, order, precedence, preeminence, preference, prerogative, previousness, rank, right of way*, seniority, superiority, supremacy, transcendence; concept727 Ant.… …

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  • 9priority — ► NOUN (pl. priorities) 1) the condition of being regarded as more important. 2) a thing regarded as more important than others. 3) the right to proceed before other traffic …

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  • 10priority — [prī ôr′ə tē, prīär′ə tē] n. pl. priorities [ME priorite < ML prioritas] 1. the fact or condition of being prior; precedence in time, order, importance, etc. 2. a) a right to precedence over others in obtaining, buying, or doing something b)… …

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  • 11priority — Used for listed equity securities. System used in an auction market, in which the first bid or offer price is executed before other bid and offer prices, even if subsequent orders are larger. NYSE rules stipulate that the bid made first should be …

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  • 12priority */*/*/ — UK [praɪˈɒrətɪ] / US [praɪˈɔrətɪ] noun Word forms priority : singular priority plural priorities 1) a) [countable] something important that must be done first or needs more attention than anything else We should be able to agree on priorities.… …

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  • 13priority — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ high, main, major, number one, top ▪ first, immediate, urgent ▪ Getting food, medicine and blankets t …

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  • 14priority — 01. I don t like to work overtime because my number one [priority] in life is to spend time with my children. 02. You have a lot of different things to do in this job, so it is important to [prioritize] your tasks to make sure the most important… …

    Grammatical examples in English

  • 15priority — pri|or|i|ty [ praı ɔrəti ] noun *** 1. ) count something important, that must be done first or needs more attention than anything else: We should be able to agree on priorities. Being fashionable was low on her list of priorities.… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 16priority — pri|or|i|ty1 W2S2 [praıˈɔrıti US ˈo:r ] n plural priorities 1.) [U and C] the thing that you think is most important and that needs attention before anything else ▪ The club s priority is to win the League. first/top/main priority ▪ The children… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English