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major

Edited by Robert Allen

in Pocket Fowler's Modern English Usage

Second edition

Published in print January 2008 | ISBN: 9780199232581
Published online January 2008 | e-ISBN: 9780191727078
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is commonly used, especially in journalism, to mean ‘important, significant’, without any notion of comparison inherent in the word's origins.

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