What does Minority mean?

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

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word Minority.

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. Ariana Rowlands:

    They’ll pander to the minority to the detriment of the majority.

  2. George Orwell, 1984:

    Being in a minority, even a minority of one, did not make you mad.

  3. Jean Caldwell:

    The only truly happy people are children and the creative minority.

  4. Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban:

    All of a sudden we will see that we are in minority in our own continent.

  5. Marlin Daniels:

    Every minority, well, black man that I know, had an issue with police officers.

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