Definitions for minority
mɪˈnɔr ɪ ti, -ˈnɒr-, maɪ-mi·nor·i·ty
This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word minority.
a group of people who differ racially or politically from a larger group of which it is a part
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"
any age prior to the legal age
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.
Any subgroup that does not form a numerical majority.
Most people agreed, but a sizable minority were upset by the decision.
Empowered by or representing a minority (usually a plurality) of votes cast, legislative seats, &c., rather than an outright majority thereof.
A member of an ethnic minority.
The company claims it has hired several minorities since the complaint was lodged.
Youth; period or condition of a person prior to reaching adulthood.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: minorité, Fr. from minor, Latin.
I mov’d the king, my master, to speak in the behalf of my daughter, in the minority of them both. William Shakespeare.
He is young, and his minority
Is put into the trust of Richard Gloster. William Shakespeare.
These changes in religion should be staid, until the king were of years to govern by himself: this the people apprehending worse than it was, a question was raised, whether, during the king’s minority, such alterations might be made or no. John Hayward, Edw. VI.
Henry the Eighth, doubting he might die in the minority of his son, procured an act to pass, that no statute made during the minority of the king should bind him or his successors, except it were confirmed by the king at his full age. But the first act that passed in king Edward the Sixth’s time, was a repeal of that former act; at which time nevertheless the king was minor. Francis Bacon, Henry VII.
If there be evidence, that it is not many ages since nature was in her minority, this may be taken for a good proof that she is not eternal. Thomas Burnet, Theory of the Earth.
Their counsels are warlike and ambitious, though something tempered by the minority of their king. William Temple.
From this narrow time of gestation may ensue a minority, or smallness in the exclusion. Thomas Browne, Vulgar Errours, b. iii.
Minority is a song by the American rock band Green Day. It was released as the lead single from their sixth studio album, Warning, and is the eleventh track. 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 2000s.
A minority refers to a group that is outnumbered by individuals belonging to a dominant or majority group. This can refer to ethnic, racial, religious, or social groups that differ from the majority in a mitigated society or may have different political, social or economic status. It could also refer to individuals who hold different viewpoints, preferences or characteristics from the majority. In sociopolitical context, minorities often face varying degrees of discrimination or marginalization.
the state of being a minor, or under age
state of being less or small
the smaller number; -- opposed to majority; as, the minority must be ruled by the majority
Etymology: [Cf. F. minorit. See Minor, a. & n.]
"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.
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Rank popularity for the word 'minority' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2884
Rank popularity for the word 'minority' in Nouns Frequency: #1065
The numerical value of minority in Chaldean Numerology is: 7
The numerical value of minority in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6
House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy's got to turn House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy around, i just told House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy's lost my trust, and House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy's going to have to earn it back. I laid out everything I find that's unbecoming. ... House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy's got a lot of members upset. You can't just make statements out there.
But let me be very clear to you and I have been very clear to the President. He bears responsibility for his words and actions. No if, ands or buts, i asked House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy personally today, does House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy hold responsibility for what happened ? Does House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy feel bad about what happened ? House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy told me House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy does have some responsibility for what happened. And House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy needs to acknowledge that.
What is a minority The chosen heroes of this earth have been in a minority. There is not a social, political, or religious privilege that you enjoy today that was not bought for you by the blood and tears and patient suffering of the minority. It is the minority that have stood in the van of every moral conflict, and achieved all that is noble in the history of the world.
We’re part of a 16% minority, it is a micro minority or a super minority. This whole ‘greater Idaho’ thing I find so ironic because here they are saying, ‘We’re a 44% minority in Oregon. This is outrageous. How can we be expected to live as part of a 44% minority?’ This is a bit hilarious to me as part of a 16% minority. We certainly don’t get our policy preferences very often.
And that evening, the New York Times reporters produced audio of House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy saying exactly what New York Times reporters had quoted House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy as saying about pushing President Trump to resign. So, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy is dead to rights here. There's no both sides of this debate. House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy said the New York Times report was totally wrong. They had audio of House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy saying that House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy told members of Republican leadership that House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy would tell President Trump to resign.To the extent that House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy has a strategy for how to deal with this mess, it appears to be one of obfuscation.He mentions the timing of the request for comment as last minute. But why does when the question is asked impact how you answer it?New audio reveals House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy said President Trump admitted bearing some responsibility for Capitol attackHe says House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy misunderstood the question to be whether House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy had ever asked President Trump to resign. But, that was clearly NOT the question. Alex Burns and Jonathan Martin reported that House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy had talked to Republicans about telling Trump House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy should resign. ( Here's exactly what New York Times wrote :.
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- minoritat, minoriaCatalan, Valencian
- edustaja, alaikäisyys, vähemmistö, nuoruusFinnish
- minderheidWestern Frisian
- kisebbségi, kisebbségHungarian
- minoritet, mindretallNorwegian
- mindretal, minoritetNorwegian Nynorsk
- minoria, menoridadePortuguese
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