English - English Dictionary
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principalshipthe post of principal
Campephilus principalislarge black-and-white woodpecker of southern United States and Cuba having an ivory bill; nearly extinct
principal axisa line that passes through the center of curvature of a lens so that light is neither reflected nor refracted
principal diagonalthe diagonal of a square matrix running from the upper left entry to the lower right entry
principalityterritory ruled by a prince
Principality of Liechtensteina small landlocked principality (constitutional monarchy) in central Europe located in the Alps between Austria and Switzerland
Principality of Monacoa constitutional monarchy in a tiny enclave on the French Riviera
Principality of Andorraa small republic in the eastern Pyrenees between Spain and France
principalthe major party to a financial transaction at a stock exchange; buys and sells for his own account
principalthe educator who has executive authority for a school; "she sent unruly pupils to see the principal"
school principalthe educator who has executive authority for a school; "she sent unruly pupils to see the principal"
principal investigatorthe scientist in charge of an experiment or research project
principalan actor who plays a principal role
principalcapital as contrasted with the income derived from it
principal sumcapital as contrasted with the income derived from it
principalthe original amount of a debt on which interest is calculated
principal(a)most important element; "the chief aim of living"; "the main doors were of solid glass"; "the principal rivers of America"; "the principal example"; "policemen were primary targets"
principallyfor the most part; "he is mainly interested in butterflies"