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priority

Pronunciation: /ˌpraɪˈɔːrəti; ˌpraɪˈɒrɪti/

Translation of priority in Spanish:

noun/nombre (plural -ties)

  • 1.1 uncountable/no numerable (precedence) prioridad (feminine) the problems were dealt with in order of priority los problemas se trataron por orden de prioridad to give priority to sth dar* prioridad a algo, priorizar* algo they have given priority to reducing inflation le han dado prioridad a la reducción de la inflación this matter should be given top priority esta cuestión debería tener prioridad absoluta to have/take priority (over sth) tener* prioridad (sobre algo) (before noun/delante del nombre) prioritario priority item/treatment asunto (masculine)/tratamiento (masculine) prioritario
    Example sentences
    • Financing the country's energy is an absolute necessity and takes priority over all things.
    • We do develop the local into good quality players but there comes a time when work takes priority over the game.
    • European Community law is potentially more powerful, since it takes priority over domestic law.
    1.2 countable/numerable (important matter, aim) tax reform is (a) top priority la reforma impositiva tiene prioridad absoluta my first/number one priority is … para mí lo primero or lo más importante es … that is important, but it's not my priority eso es importante, pero para mí no es lo primero you have to get your priorities right o sort out your priorities tienes que saber decidir qué es lo más importante 1.3 uncountable/no numerable (in traffic) (British English/inglés británico) preferencia (feminine)
    Example sentences
    • The following two sections deal with bus lanes and traffic signal priority respectively.
    • Give the bus priority over other traffic by fitting a musical klaxon, like the emergency services.
    • Do taxis in Skipton have priority over all traffic?

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