There are 3 translations of major in Spanish:

major1

Pronunciation: /ˈmeɪdʒər; ˈmeɪdʒə(r)/

adj

  • 1 [breakthrough/change/contribution/cause/client] muy importante; [setback] serio; [revision] a fondo; [illness] grave she is at a major disadvantage está en franca desventaja a problem of major importance un problema de la mayor or de enorme importancia a major issue un asunto de gran or de fundamental importancia all major credit cards accepted se aceptan las principales tarjetas de crédito we're talking major bucks here (American English/inglés norteamericano) [slang/argot] es un dineral, es un montón de guita [slang/argot], es un platal or (Spain/España) un pastón or (Mexico/México) un lanón [colloquial/familiar] I'm talking major disaster es un desastre con D mayúscula [colloquial/familiar]
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    • One major obstacle in recruitment, however, is beyond the military's control.
    • It is the first major film the Star Wars actor, from Crieff, has made in the town where he got his first theatrical break.
    • The modern Games, and many other major sports festivals, follow a similar format.
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    • Since then, 48 nations have now signed this treaty, including all the major industrialized countries.
    • Dealing with change is one of the major problems in Europe, if not the major one.
    • Huge demonstrations in the capital city of his major ally would not be good for the image.
  • 2 [Music/Música] [key/scale] mayor B/C major si/do mayor
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    • The E-flat transposition (down a major sixth) easily can be accomplished by reading the part as if written in bass clef up one octave.
    • The tension generated throughout the work by the collision of major and minor thirds is left clearly unresolved in these closing bars.
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    • I can still remember the effect of his G major sonata, a decade after the concert.
    • The Symphony consists of only three movements - a pathetic Allegro in D minor, a highly original Scherzo in the same key, and a blissful Adagio in E major.
    • Brahms' Trio in B was the subject of the composer's re-write, following the composition and publication of his later trios in C major and C minor.
  • 3 (British English/inglés británico) [Education/Educación] [dated/anticuado] Smith major el (hermano) mayor de los Smith

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There are 3 translations of major in Spanish:

major2

n

  • 2 (American English/inglés norteamericano) [Education/Educación] 2.1 (subject) asignatura (feminine) principal 2.2 (student) she's a geography major estudia geografía (como asignatura principal)
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    • They are required to have a college diploma at least, and their majors in universities must be related to law or psychology.
    • The individualized major in business administration provides the opportunity for a broad survey of business subjects.
    • It is no surprise that Cornell is offering majors in disciplines so important to the wine industry.
  • 3 [Music/Música] the major la clave mayor in the major en clave mayor
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    • Do you want to become a trumpet major at a Canadian university or school of music?
    • In the foreground, a vast crowd marches in front of a military band led by a drum major whose face is recognizable as that of Emile Littre.
    • During the service, the Ambassador delivered a message of thanks from his country, and a pipe major played a lament at the Tomb of the Unknown Warrior.
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    • The first modulates from the tonic key and concludes with a cadence in a related key, usually the dominant for pieces in the major, the relative major for pieces in the minor.
    • By contrast, almost all of the melodies here are built on the major, the most boring of scales.
    • A two-bar episode leads to the soprano middle entry in the relative major.
  • 4
    (majors plural)
    (American English/inglés norteamericano) 4.1 (companies) grandes or importantes empresas (feminine plural) 4.2 [Sport/Deporte] the majors las grandes ligas (esp de béisbol)
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    • For Rovers it was Clifford Tommy who registered majors with one in the second and then the third quarter.
    • The Cats were the only goal scorers in the second quarter with one major, sending them in at half time 17 points ahead.
    • Solly has also pushed forward on a few occasion and contributed 14 majors.
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    • So it is that, while Faldo outnumbers him six to five in terms of majors won, it is the man from Pedrena whom history will anoint the more significant.
    • Most of the low-cost airlines leave the majority of business travelers to the majors.
    • I never thought I'd be in a position to win all four majors.

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There are 3 translations of major in Spanish:

major3

vi

  • 1.1 (American English/inglés norteamericano) [Education/Educación]to major in sth especializarse* en algo 1.2 (concentrate) [colloquial/familiar] to major in o (British English/inglés británico) on sth concentrarse en algo
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    • Madden graduated from Buffalo State University, where he majored in art education.
    • In Saudi Arabia, nearly one in five undergraduates majors in Islamic studies.
    • I also had four students who would be majoring in art education in college.

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The variety of catalán spoken in the Balearic Islands is called mallorquín. Some people regard it as a separate language from Catalan, which enjoys official status, but it is not officially recognized as such.