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main

 
Adjective main has 3 senses
  1. chief, main, primary, principal - 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"
    Antonym: unimportant (indirect, via important)
  2. independent, main - of a clause; able to stand alone syntactically as a complete sentence; "the main (or independent) clause in a complex sentence has at least a subject and a verb"
  3. main - of force; of the greatest possible intensity; "by main strength"
    Antonym:
    mild (indirect, via intense)
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