What does Minority mean?

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


  1. Minority(n.)

    Those members of a legislature that belong to the political party which is in the minority in that institution; as, the bill will pass even if the minority are strongly opposed.

  2. Origin: [Cf. F. minorit. See Minor, a. & n.]


  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

  4. Origin: [Cf. F. minorit. See Minor, a. & n.]


  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


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Minority in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Minority in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Oliver Wendell Holmes:

    The individual will always be a minority. If a man is in a minority of one, we lock him up.

  2. President Tayyip Erdogan:

    What I am against is a permanent minority government. A minority government on the condition that it will take the country to elections is perfectly possible.

  3. The House member:

    Whether Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid wants me to win or Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid wants me to lose, Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid should n’t lie about me.

  4. Semih Yalcin:

    We will not support an ordinary minority government by the AK Party, but if the minority government means an election government, we would have to see the election date, we can support an AK Party minority government on the condition of holding an election in November.

  5. Mehmet Murat ildan:

    If you are honest, you are in the minority; if you are clever, you are in the minority; if you do not believe in any religious craps, you are in the minority! If you are not in the herd, you are in the minority! What a glorious privilege to be in this kind of minorities!

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