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major scale

noun, Music.
a scale consisting of a series of whole steps except for half steps between the third and fourth and seventh and eighth degrees.
Also called major mode.
Origin of major scale
1865-70 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • The decline in the lion population in this region has reached a critical status that needs addressing on a major scale.

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