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 Dictionary entry overview: What does priority mean? 

  The noun PRIORITY has 2 senses:

1. status established in order of importance or urgency
2. preceding in time

  Familiarity information: PRIORITY used as a noun is rare.

 Dictionary entry details 


Sense 1priority [BACK TO TOP]


Status established in order of importance or urgency

Classified under:

Nouns denoting stable states of affairs


precedence; precedency; priority

Context examples:

...its precedence as the world's leading manufacturer of pharmaceuticals / national independence takes priority over class struggle

Hypernyms ("priority" is a kind of...):

high status (a position of superior status)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "priority"):

back burner (reduced priority)

front burner (top priority)

Sense 2priority [BACK TO TOP]


Preceding in time

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects


antecedence; antecedency; anteriority; precedence; precedency; priority

Hypernyms ("priority" is a kind of...):

earliness (quality of coming early or earlier in time)


posteriority (following in time)

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