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principal

  
  ( principals    plural  )
1       adj   Principal means first in order of importance.  
ADJ n   (=main, chief)  
The principal reason for my change of mind is this., ...the country's principal source of foreign exchange earnings..., Their principal concern is bound to be that of winning the next general election.     
2       n-count   The principal of a school, or in Britain the principal of a college, is the person in charge of the school or college.  
Donald King is the principal of Dartmouth High School.     
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n.
Public Health principal task of a Samu . Reception Evaluation, Triaging of Medical Emergencies through Medical Hotline.
See also Medical Regulator Physician
n.
1: marked by an often ill-natured inclination to stress faults and raise objections <captious critics> 2: calculated to confuse, entrap, or entangle in argument <a captious question>
n.
name given to the discomfort felt in the abdominal area in situations of stress or anxiety
also known as "butterflies in the stomach" sensation
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