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  1. minority

    • IPA[mʌɪˈnɒrɪti]

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    • n.
      the smaller number or part, especially a number or part representing less than half of the whole;the number of votes cast for or by the smaller party in a legislative assembly
    • noun: minority, plural noun: minorities

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    • 1. the smaller number or part, especially a number or part representing less than half of the whole only a minority of properties are rented those who acknowledge his influence are in the minority
    • the number of votes cast for or by the smaller party in a legislative assembly a blocking minority of 23 votes
    • a small group of people within a community or country, differing from the main population in race, religion, language, or political persuasion ethnic minorities minority rights
    • 2. the state or period of being under the age of full legal responsibility intrigues between factions striving to make the king their puppet continued throughout his minority
    • n.
      an activity, subject, etc. that is of interest to only a limited number of people: opera is a minority interest even among those who do attend arts events on a regular basis

    Oxford Dictionary

    • n.
      an activity, subject, etc. that is of interest to only a limited number of people: opera is a minority interest even among those who do attend arts events on a regular basis

    Oxford American Dictionary

    • n.
      a group within a community which has different national or cultural traditions from the main ...

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      a minority group within a country felt to be distinct from the majority because of historical ...

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    • n.
      a separate report presented by members of a committee or other group who disagree with the majority.

    Oxford American Dictionary

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      a system of government in which the governing party of a country represents only a small ... the end of white minority rule in South Africa

    Oxford Dictionary

    • n.
      a government in which the governing party has most seats but still less than half the total.

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      a shareholder owning less than half of a company's total shares: the bank's minority shareholders have announced their intention to take it to court

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    • n.
      the smaller number or part, especially a number that is less than half the whole number: a minority party harsher measures for the minority of really serious offenders

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