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principal parts

  

      pl n  
1      (Grammar)   the main inflected forms of a verb, from which all other inflections may be deduced. In English they are generally considered to consist of the third person present singular, present participle, past tense, and past participle  
2    the sides and interior angles of a triangle  
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principal  
      adj   prenominal  
1    first in importance, rank, value, etc.; chief  
2    denoting or relating to capital or property as opposed to interest, etc.  
      n  
3    a person who is first in importance or directs some event, action, organization, etc.  
4    (in Britain) a civil servant of an executive grade who is in charge of a section  
5      (Law)  
a    a person who engages another to act as his agent  
b    an active participant in a crime  
c    the person primarily liable to fulfil an obligation  
6    the head of a school or other educational institution  
7    (in Scottish schools) a head of department  
8      (Finance)  
a    capital or property, as contrasted with the income derived from it  
b    the original amount of a debt on which interest is calculated  
9    a main roof truss or rafter  
10      (Music)  
a    the chief instrumentalist in a section of the orchestra  
b    one of the singers in an opera company  
c    either of two types of open diapason organ stops, one of four-foot length and pitch and the other of eight-foot length and pitch  
11    the leading performer in a play  
     (C13: via Old French from Latin principalis chief, from princeps chief man, prince)  
  principally      adv  
  principalship      n  
See at principle  


principal axis  
      n  
1    the line passing through the centres of curvature of the faces of a lens or a curved mirror  
2    any of three mutually perpendicular axes about which the moment of inertia of a body is maximum  
principal boy  
      n   the leading male role in a pantomime, played by a woman  
principal focus  
      n      another name for       focal point  
principal nursing officer  
      n   a grade of nurse concerned with administration in the British National Health Service  
principal parts  
      pl n  
1      (Grammar)   the main inflected forms of a verb, from which all other inflections may be deduced. In English they are generally considered to consist of the third person present singular, present participle, past tense, and past participle  
2    the sides and interior angles of a triangle  

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principal

  

      adj  
1    arch, capital, cardinal, chief, controlling, dominant, essential, first, foremost, highest, key, leading, main, most important, paramount, pre-eminent, primary, prime, strongest  
      n  
2    boss     (informal)   chief, director, head, leader, master, ruler, superintendent  
3    dean, director, head     (informal)   headmaster, headmistress, head teacher, master, rector  
4    assets, capital, capital funds, money  
5    first violin, lead, leader, star  
  
Antonyms     
   auxiliary, inferior, minor, subordinate, subsidiary, supplementary, weakest  

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n.
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[Tech.]
npl.
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adj.
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n.
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n.
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n.
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[Tech.]
n.
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n.
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n.
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v.
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n.
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protease
id.
the phrase is uttered in an attempt to excuse the user of profanity or curses in the presence of those offended by it under the pretense of the words being part of a foreign language
Syn.: excuse my French
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