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1 principal /ˈprɪnsəpəl/ adjective
1 principal
/ˈprɪnsəpəl/
adjective
Learner's definition of PRINCIPAL
always used before a noun
: most important : chief

— principally

/ˈprɪnsəpəli/ adverb
2 principal /ˈprɪnsəpəl/ noun
plural principals
2 principal
/ˈprɪnsəpəl/
noun
plural principals
Learner's definition of PRINCIPAL
[count]
US : the person in charge of a public school
British : the person in charge of a university or college
: an amount of money that is put in a bank or lent to someone and that can earn interest usually singular
: the main performer in a group of performers
: the most important person in a group
◊ Do not confuse principal with principle.
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