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

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. majority, bulknoun

    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 majoritynoun

    (elections) more than half of the votes

  3. majority, legal agenoun

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

Wiktionary

  1. majoritynoun

    More than half (50%) of some group

    Etymology: From majorité.

  2. majoritynoun

    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. majoritynoun

    Legal adulthood

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

    Etymology: From majorité.

  4. majoritynoun

    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. Majoritynoun

    the quality or condition of being major or greater; superiority

    Etymology: [F. majorit. See Major.]

  2. Majoritynoun

    the military rank of a major

    Etymology: [F. majorit. See Major.]

  3. Majoritynoun

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

    Etymology: [F. majorit. See Major.]

  4. Majoritynoun

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

    Etymology: [F. majorit. See Major.]

  5. Majoritynoun

    ancestors; ancestry

    Etymology: [F. majorit. See Major.]

  6. Majoritynoun

    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

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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. Mike Robinson:

    I think in the majority of cases when we have a problem with a substance, whether it's a food or drug...we will ignore it.

  2. Antonio Guterres:

    Worsening conditions are driving growing numbers towards Europe and further afield, but the overwhelming majority remain in the region.

  3. Eunicio Oliveira:

    The PMDB is very divided, 50-50, over her impeachment, but in the Senate she has a majority.

  4. Kevin Yoder:

    While I’m disappointed in tonight’s outcome, I look forward to the bill being brought back to the House floor when a simple majority vote can get it passed.

  5. Tim Cook:

    The vast majority of our products are kind of made everywhere, there is a significant level of content in the United States, and a lot from Japan to Korea to China, and the European Union also contributes a fair amount. ... I think that will carry the day in the future as well.

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