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 for Major second
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Major \Ma"jor\, [L. major, compar. of magnus great: cf. F.
     majeur. Cf. Master, Mayor, Magnitude, More, a.]
     1. Greater in number, quantity, or extent; as, the major part
        of the assembly; the major part of the revenue; the major
        part of the territory.
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     2. Of greater dignity; more important. --Shak.
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     3. Of full legal age; adult. [Obs.]
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     4. (Mus.) Greater by a semitone, either in interval or in
        difference of pitch from another tone.
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     Major key (Mus.), a key in which one and two, two and
        three, four and five, five and six and seven, make major
        seconds, and three and four, and seven and eight, make
        minor seconds.
  
     Major offense (Law), an offense of a greater degree which
        contains a lesser offense, as murder and robbery include
        assault.
  
     Major scale (Mus.), the natural diatonic scale, which has
        semitones between the third and fourth, and seventh and
        fourth, and seventh and eighth degrees; the scale of the
        major mode, of which the third is major. See Scale, and
        Diatonic.
  
     Major second (Mus.), a second between whose tones is a
        difference in pitch of a step.
  
     Major sixth (Mus.), a sixth of four steps and a half step.
        In major keys the third and sixth from the key tone are
        major. Major keys and intervals, as distinguished from
        minors, are more cheerful.
  
     Major third (Mus.), a third of two steps.
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