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primacy

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishprimacypri‧ma‧cy /ˈpraɪməsi/ AWL noun [singular, uncountable]  formalIMPORTANT if someone or something has primacy, they are the best or most important person or thingprimacy of the primacy of the family We must give primacy to education.
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primacyThis choice allows us to accord primacy to the authority's interpretation, while still preserving judicial control.Also, the parent subtly asserts primacy.It also enjoyed primacy in quality and efficiency, as it still does.The two companies are struggling for primacy in the software market.Britain's imperial primacy required the subjugation of other cultures and the dishonouring of their gods.Despite the primacy of its influence, socialisation in the early years of life is not confined to the family, however.Recent ideas about language use and learning insist on the primacy of communicative activities in the classroom.Insisting on the primacy of language does not however answer the question how the skills of language-using should be taught.The primacy of monuments and monolithic sculpture in the new Communist epoch was acknowledged and debated.give primacy toBy defining interest in terms of power, Realism gives primacy to political considerations.
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