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top ten

noun
1.
the ten most popular songs, records, movies, etc., during a specific period.
2.
the ten best or highest ranked persons, places, or items in a group or category.
3.
Also, top-ten. pertaining to, constituting, or being among the top ten:
a top ten resort.
Also, top 10, top-10.
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  • Thanks to the benefits of their low population densities they took seven of the top ten slots.
  • Yet this overall progress masks some backtracking among a handful of countries, notably within the top ten.
  • It seemed that reading slowly dropped out of their top ten activities to do.
  • Eg you were accepted to a top ten program in some field.
  • Well the guides have been launched today, and include the top ten picks from our readers.
  • The article does say that these didn't make the top ten.
  • One is called the top ten ways gender studies can be misleading, and another asking if gender studies are accurate.
  • The top ten always get a mention by the general press.
  • And for the record, here were the top ten posts by traffic.
  • Most of your peers in graduate school, even if you went to a top ten research university, are not going to get faculty jobs.

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