Definition of 'principal'
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For him darkness was the principal dramatic agent in a work, and the underlying aim was supernatural. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Few in the crime field have matched her consistently high standard, and she has done so without having to rely mainly on one principal series hero. Times, Sunday Times (2016)He has now told us that he has changed his mind, citing the Brexit vote as the principal reason. Times, Sunday Times (2016)And they shared their concerns with the school principal. Christianity Today (2000)She became deputy chief executive and principal legal adviser. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Those seeking to invest in the sector should first establish their principal aim. Times, Sunday Times (2013)There are two principal reasons for this. Science, Technology, and Social Change (1988)It also acts as a principal investor in the energy and infrastructure sectors. Times, Sunday Times (2007)What was the principal debt instrument used? Financial Markets, Institutions and Money (1995)These are aimed at those whose principal concern is not waiting for treatment. Times, Sunday Times (2011)He has been suspended by the two schools where he is executive principal. The Sun (2015)Her blue pencil seemed to have had two principal concerns. DOVES OF WAR: Four Women of Spain (2002)One of the principal reasons is its big push into tablets. Times, Sunday Times (2013)In overseas trade the merchant had acted as a principal all along. MANAGING FOR RESULTS (1986)It means failing to meet obligations to pay back interest and principal on their debts on time. Times, Sunday Times (2010)The liquidity drought was one of the principal reasons the crisis was quite as bad as it was. Times, Sunday Times (2014)We will want to move around the world which is our home and our principal source of wonder. Eating the Sun: How Plants Power the Planet (2007)Its principal interest is economic theory. Times, Sunday Times (2012) College principals welcomed the case for extra funding but said this should come from a new financial settlement rather than a levy. Times, Sunday Times (2015)We have seen that a company 's principal current asset consists of unpaid bills from other companies. Principles of Corporate Finance (1991)And yet for all the similarities, it is the one principal difference that is most telling. Times, Sunday Times (2006)That has been a principal source of the rise in the polls of the Yes campaign. Times, Sunday Times (2014)I would detail your concerns and request an urgent meeting with the college principal. Times, Sunday Times (2012)After half a term she was called back to Kiev to join their ballet company as a principal dancer. Times, Sunday Times (2015)For example, the first principal repayment might be delayed for a year pending completion of a new factory. Principles of Corporate Finance (1991)
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Translations for 'principal'
British English: principal /ˈprɪnsɪpl/ ADJECTIVE
Principal means first in order of importance.
Salt is the principal source of sodium in our diets.
- American English: principal
- Arabic: أَسَاسِيّ
- Brazilian Portuguese: principal
- Chinese: 主要的
- Croatian: glavni
- Czech: hlavní
- Danish: vigtigst
- Dutch: voornaamste
- European Spanish: principal
- Finnish: tärkein
- French: principal plus important
- German: hauptsächlich
- Greek: κυριότερος
- Italian: principale
- Japanese: 主な
- Korean: 주된
- Norwegian: viktigst
- Polish: główny zasadniczy
- European Portuguese: principal
- Romanian: principal
- Russian: главный
- Spanish: principal
- Swedish: huvud-
- Thai: ที่เป็นหลักปฏิบัติ
- Turkish: baş tepede
- Ukrainian: головний
- Vietnamese: chính
British English: principal /ˈprɪnsɪpl/ NOUN
The principal of a school or college is the person in charge of it.
He is the principal of the local high school.
- American English: principal
- Arabic: مُدِيرُ مَدْرَسَة
- Brazilian Portuguese: diretor de colégio
- Chinese: 校长
- Croatian: ravnatelj
- Czech: rektor
- Danish: forstander
- Dutch: directeur van school
- European Spanish: director escuela
- Finnish: rehtori
- French: chef d’établissement
- German: Schulleiter
- Greek: διευθυντής σχολείου
- Italian: preside
- Japanese: 校長
- Korean: 교장
- Norwegian: rektor
- Polish: szef
- European Portuguese: diretor de colégio
- Romanian: director
- Russian: директор
- Spanish: director
- Swedish: rektor
- Thai: ครูใหญ่
- Turkish: müdür
- Ukrainian: директор
- Vietnamese: hiệu trưởng
Definition of principal from the Collins English Dictionary
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