the property resulting from being or relating to the greater in number of two parts; the main part
"the majority of his customers prefer it"; "the bulk of the work is finished"
majority, absolute majority(noun)
(elections) more than half of the votes
majority, legal age(noun)
the age at which persons are considered competent to manage their own affairs
More than half (50%) of some group
The difference between the winning vote and the rest of the votes
The winner with 53% had a 6% majority over the loser with 47%.
By the time I reached my majority, I had already been around the world twice.
The office held by a member of the armed forces in the rank of major
On receiving the news of his promotion, Charles Snodgrass said he was delighted to be entering his majority.
Origin: From majorité.
the quality or condition of being major or greater; superiority
the military rank of a major
the condition of being of full age, or authorized by law to manage one's own affairs
the greater number; more than half; as, a majority of mankind; a majority of the votes cast
the amount or number by which one aggregate exceeds all other aggregates with which it is contrasted; especially, the number by which the votes for a successful candidate exceed those for all other candidates; as, he is elected by a majority of five hundred votes. See Plurality
Origin: [F. majorit. See Major.]
A majority is a subset of a set consisting of more than half of the set's elements. This can be compared to a plurality, which is a subset larger than any other subset considered; i.e. a plurality is not necessarily a majority as the largest subset considered may consist of less than half the set's elements. In British English, majority and plurality are often used as synonyms, and the term majority is also alternatively used to refer to the winning margin, i.e. the number of votes separating the first-place finisher from the second-place finisher. A majority may be called a simple majority to contrast with other types of majority: an overall majority, in parliamentary systems, is the difference of legislators between the government and its opposition; an absolute majority is a majority of all electors, not just those who voted; and a supermajority is a stronger majority than a simple majority.
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Rank popularity for the word 'Majority' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1007
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'Majority' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1359
Rank popularity for the word 'Majority' in Nouns Frequency: #440
The numerical value of Majority in Chaldean Numerology is: 3
The numerical value of Majority in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Democracy encourages the majority to decide things about which the majority is ignorant.
Democracy encourages the majority to decide things about which the majority is blissfully ignorant.
We in America do not have government by the majority. We have government by the majority who participate.
Our aim is to gain a majority in Slovenske Elektrarne, be the majority owner, and at the same time have management control.
The majority of us are naked the majority of the time, so days like that aren’t a big deal, we swim and hike naked all the time. Every day is Hike Naked Day.
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- majoria d'edat, majoriaCatalan, Valencian
- Mehrheit, ErwachsenenalterGerman
- ενηλικιότητα, πλειοψηφία, πλειονότηταGreek
- plejparto, plimultoEsperanto
- mayoría, mayoría de edadSpanish
- täysi-ikäisyys, enemmistöFinnish
- többség, nagykorúságHungarian
- maggiore età, maggioranzaItalian
- мнозинство, полнолетност, полнолетствоMacedonian
- flertall, majoritetNorwegian
- merendeel, meerderheidDutch
- majoritet, fleirtalNorwegian Nynorsk
- myndighetsalder, seiersmargin, majoritetNorwegian
- agháago áníidlą́ą́ʼNavajo, Navaho
- majorat, majoritateRomanian
- većina, већинаSerbo-Croatian
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