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Definitions for majority
məˈdʒɔr ɪ ti, -ˈdʒɒr-ma·jor·i·ty

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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

Wiktionary

  1. majority(Noun)

    More than half (50%) of some group

    Etymology: From majorité.

  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%.

    Etymology: From majorité.

  3. majority(Noun)

    Legal adulthood

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

    Etymology: From majorité.

  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.

    Etymology: From majorité.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Majority(noun)

    the quality or condition of being major or greater; superiority

    Etymology: [F. majorit. See Major.]

  2. Majority(noun)

    the military rank of a major

    Etymology: [F. majorit. See Major.]

  3. Majority(noun)

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

    Etymology: [F. majorit. See Major.]

  4. Majority(noun)

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

    Etymology: [F. majorit. See Major.]

  5. Majority(noun)

    ancestors; ancestry

    Etymology: [F. majorit. See Major.]

  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

    Etymology: [F. majorit. See Major.]

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.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. majority

    High rank; specifically, the military rank of a major.

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

How to pronounce majority?

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How to say majority in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of majority in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of majority in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of majority in a Sentence

  1. Mitch McConnell:

    Let me speak for Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, I am opposed to non-germane amendments, whether it's funding for the FBI building or for example whether in the Democratic House bill it's a tax cut for high income earners in blue states or other non-germane amendments in the House bill like marijuana studies or aid to illegal immigrants.

  2. Matt Bershadker:

    Bershadker said. A dog fostered and then adopted during COVID-19 pandemic. With regardto adoption, Bershadker noted the ASPCA saw an initial spike in adoptions in March when the pandemic began, but saw numbers slowly start to plateau or decrease due to shelter closures and the slow nature of virtual adoption as quarantine progressed. This is partly due to the fact that, out of an abundance of caution related to the COVID-19 crisis across New York City, we closed the ASPCA Adoption Center to the public and worked hard to move the majority of the animals in our care into foster homes, Bershadker explained. LAW ENFORCEMENT CHAPLAIN, THERAPY DOG CARE FOR FRONTLINE WORKERS DURING CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC The Humane Society has experienced similar trends. Weve definitely had an increased interest in adoptions, said Christina Hill, communications director for the Humane Society. But the virtual adoption process takes much longer to complete than our standard pre-COVID process. We also stopped intake, like many shelters have, at the recommendation of national veterinary and sheltering groups, and fewer in equals fewer out. A cat currently available for adoption from the Atlanta Humane Society. During the week of March 7, around when the COVID-19 crisis began in the U.S., there were 17,930 pet adoptions. The week of May 2, there were 11,938 pet adoptions, showing about a 33 percent decrease in adoptions from the start of the pandemic to this month. Butthe percentage of pets entering foster care is up. There were 32,962 pets in foster care the week of March 7, and as of May 8, there were 47,856 --a 45 percent increase. PUPPIES FROM GEORGIA ANIMAL SHELTER VISIT AQUARIUM DURING CORONAVIRUS LOCKDOWN Jane Chiavelli is one quarantiner who decided this was the time to foster a dog. Ive grown up with dogs, and since Im working from home right now, I wanted to do something good and different, Chiavelli said. She decided to foster her dog, Gus, at the start of April, about one month into quarantine. Jane Chiavelli and her dog, Gus, who she fostered before adopting during COVID-19 pandemic.br I sent in an application to English Springer Rescue America and had a phone interview. Normally they come to inspect your house, but given social distancing, I sent pictures of my apartment and dog park. They matched me with Gus to foster, and I drove to [South Carolina]to pick him up, Chiavelli said. After a few weeks quarantining with Gus, she knew she had to adopt. I realized how perfect he was for me and couldnt imagine giving him up, she said. CAN PETS COME DOWN WITH CORONAVIRUS? Chiavelli said, based on her experience, she encourages everyone to foster pets and consider adoption. Do it, she said. I think its a great opportunity to do something good, and also an opportunity to have some nice company. A cat adopted during the COVID-19 pandemic. Shelters across the country have implemented innovative solutions to make situations like Chiavellis possible, while ensuring the safety of their staff, animals, and communities. Many animal shelters have been leaning on technology to facilitate online adoptions to continue safely moving dogs and cats out of the shelter and into homes.

  3. Alanna McCargo:

    All housing policy right now should be about keeping people in their homes, for black and Latino families, the majority of their wealth is in home equity. That is the asset that allows for the most wealth building and the preservation of that is critical.

  4. Graham Smith:

    The vast majority of the people in this country and around the world are not watching, don't care and will be getting on with their lives as normal, there's a sizeable number of people that are interested and enjoy it, and that number is big enough to warrant the media interest. But that is very different to saying everybody loves the royals.

  5. Alexander Tyler:

    A democracy cannot exist as a permanent form of government. It can only exist until a majority of voters discover that they can vote themselves largess out of the public treasury.

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