What does priority mean?

Definitions for priority
praɪˈɔr ɪ ti, -ˈɒr-pri·or·i·ty

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. precedence, precedency, prioritynoun

    status established in order of importance or urgency

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

  2. priority, antecedence, antecedency, anteriority, precedence, precedencynoun

    preceding in time

Wiktionary

  1. prioritynoun

    An item's relative importance.

    He set his e-mail message's priority to high.

    Etymology: From priorite, from prioritas.

  2. prioritynoun

    A goal of a person or an organisation.

    She needs to get her priorities straight and stop playing games.

    Etymology: From priorite, from prioritas.

  3. prioritynoun

    A superior claim to use by virtue of being validly published at an earlier date.

    Etymology: From priorite, from prioritas.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Priorityadjective

    the quality or state of being prior or antecedent in time, or of preceding something else; as, priority of application

  2. Priorityadjective

    precedence; superior rank

Editors Contribution

  1. priority

    A task, goal or plan that is actioned in accurate order of justness and fairness.

    Justice and fairness must be the priority for each form of unity government on earth and health and human rights are the first priorities chosen by the people.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 31, 2020  
  2. priority

    A task, goal or plan that is completed in order of required completion date.

    The priority was to ensure they remain united always in their goals for their marriage.

    Submitted by MaryC on February 13, 2020  

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British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'priority' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3065

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'priority' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2447

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'priority' in Nouns Frequency: #865

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of priority in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of priority in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of priority in a Sentence

  1. Transportation Security Administration:

    If Officer Morales did not utilize her critical thinking, knowledge and quick response, perhaps we could have had a terrible outcome, in the moment Officer Morales was selfless, and her priority was to save a life. We are proud to call her one of our own.

  2. Petro Poroshenko:

    Beginning a political process of de-escalation and regulation remains our priority. We don't see an alternative to the Minsk agreement.

  3. Dick Durbin:

    Career professionals put technology as their highest priority. And let me add, in fairness to them, they don't rule out barriers. They don't rule out fences. But that isn't their first priority.

  4. Zipporah Kuria:

    May this serve as a reminder that Boeing's and the FAA's current leadership are not fit to be entrusted with human life, their priority is corporate interest over human life.

  5. John Kirby:

    Obviously, force protection is a high priority, we're always evaluating the threat. It's not only a day-by-day thing, it's an hour-by-hour thing.

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