Definitions for Minoritymɪˈnɔr ɪ ti, -ˈnɒr-, maɪ-

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. minority(noun)

    a group of people who differ racially or politically from a larger group of which it is a part

  2. minority(noun)

    being or relating to the smaller in number of two parts

    "when the vote was taken they were in the minority"; "he held a minority position"

  3. minority, nonage(noun)

    any age prior to the legal age

Wiktionary

  1. minority(Noun)

    Any subgroup that does not form a numerical majority.

    Most people agreed, but a sizable minority were upset by the decision.

  2. minority(Noun)

    Empowered by or representing a minority (usually a plurality) of votes cast, legislative seats, &c., rather than an outright majority thereof.

  3. minority(Noun)

    A member of an ethnic minority.

    The company claims it has hired several minorities since the complaint was lodged.

  4. minority(Noun)

    Youth; period or condition of a person prior to reaching adulthood.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Minority

    the state of being a minor, or under age

  2. Minority

    state of being less or small

  3. Minority

    the smaller number; -- opposed to majority; as, the minority must be ruled by the majority

Freebase

  1. Minority

    "Minority" is a song by American punk rock band Green Day. It was released as the lead single from their sixth studio album, Warning. The song remained at No. 1 for five weeks in a row on the Billboard Modern Rock chart in late 2000, making it one of the most successful songs from the band in the 2000's.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Minority' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2884

  2. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Minority' in Nouns Frequency: #1065


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