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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. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo:

    What we are going to do is focus on an area -- a concentric circle -- around the situs of the majority of the cases in New Rochelle, much of the transmission tends to happen on a geographic basis.

  2. Anuj Somany:

    The majority of the population is mostly wrong and to prove this point. Say or share anything on individual social media account with utmost honesty for everyone's benefit, there is likely to be NO support from anyone. Now post something merely with selfish intensity like own photo or seeking publicity, there is most probably many like votes onto it especially when the person has profound monetary capability.

  3. James Thurber:

    Human Dignity has gleamed only now and then and here and there, in lonely splendor, throughout the ages, a hope of the better men, never an achievement of the majority.

  4. Bhairavi Desai:

    Uber and Lyft have built their business model off the sweat of drivers, paying the vast majority of New York City drivers less than minimum wage in New York City drivers quests to go public, now, instead of raising wages in anticipation of their windfall, they only want to offer stock grants to a small minority of drivers ?

  5. Vice Chairman John Rice:

    Let's face it, you've got a system in the United States now where a significant majority of the members of Congress can support something and it won't move forward because of the perspective of a few and the money behind that perspective. And I think that's a big problem.

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