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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. House Speaker Paul Ryan:

    Let me speak directly to the delegates on this: If no candidate has a majority on the first ballot, I believe you should only choose a person who actually participated in the primary, if you want to be the nominee -- to be the president -- you should actually run for it.

  2. Hillary Clinton:

    I think every single American should be outraged, we've had a city in the United States of America where the population, which is poor in many ways and majority African-American, has been drinking and bathing in lead-contaminated water. And the governor of that state acted as though he didn't really care.

  3. Lamar Alexander:

    Filibustering to death the Gorsuch nomination -- or any presidential nomination, for that matter -- flies in the face of 230 years of Senate tradition, throughout the Senate's history, approval of even the most controversial presidential nominations has required only a majority vote.

  4. Anuj Somany:

    The country is not poor, but the mentality of the chief authority towards the majority of the people is only poor and that’s the reason for seeing the poverty in our society.

  5. June Jordan:

    If any of us hopes to survive, s/he must meet the extremity of the American female condition with immediate and political response. The thoroughly destructive and indefensible subjugation of the majority of Americans cannot continue except at the peril of the entire body politic.

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