Definitions for Majorityməˈdʒɔr ɪ ti, -ˈdʒɒr-

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

ma•jor•i•tyməˈdʒɔr ɪ ti, -ˈdʒɒr-(n.)(pl.)-ties.

  1. the greater part or number; a number larger than half the total.

  2. the amount by which the greater number surpasses the remainder

    Ref: (disting. from plurality).

  3. the party or faction with the majority vote.

    Category: Government

  4. the state or time of being of full legal age:

    to attain one's majority.

  5. the military rank or office of a major.

    Category: Military

Origin of majority:

1545–55; < ML majōritās. See major , -ity

Princeton's WordNet

  1. majority, bulk(noun)

    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"

  2. majority, absolute majority(noun)

    (elections) more than half of the votes

  3. majority, legal age(noun)

    the age at which persons are considered competent to manage their own affairs

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. majorityəˈdʒɔr ɪ ti, -ˈdʒɒr-

    almost all

    The vast majority of schools are safe environments to learn in.; In politics, men are in the majority.; a drug that improves the patient's condition in a majority of cases

  2. majorityəˈdʒɔr ɪ ti, -ˈdʒɒr-

    the number of votes an election is won by

    They won by a narrow majority.

Wiktionary

  1. majority(Noun)

    More than half (50%) of some group

  2. majority(Noun)

    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%.

  3. majority(Noun)

    Legal adulthood

    By the time I reached my majority, I had already been around the world twice.

  4. majority(Noun)

    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.

  5. Origin: From majorité.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Majority(noun)

    the quality or condition of being major or greater; superiority

  2. Majority(noun)

    the military rank of a major

  3. Majority(noun)

    the condition of being of full age, or authorized by law to manage one's own affairs

  4. Majority(noun)

    the greater number; more than half; as, a majority of mankind; a majority of the votes cast

  5. Majority(noun)

    ancestors; ancestry

  6. Majority(noun)

    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

Freebase

  1. Majority

    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.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Majority' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1007

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Majority' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1359

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Majority' in Nouns Frequency: #440


Translations for Majority

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

majority(noun)

the greater number

the majority of people.

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