What does minority mean?

Definitions for minority
mɪˈnɔr ɪ ti, -ˈnɒr-, maɪ-mi·nor·i·ty

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. minority(noun)

    a group of people who differ racially or politically from a larger group of which it is a part

  2. minority(noun)

    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"

  3. minority, nonage(noun)

    any age prior to the legal age

GCIDE

  1. Minority(n.)

    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.

    Etymology: [Cf. F. minorit. See Minor, a. & n.]

Wiktionary

  1. minority(Noun)

    Any subgroup that does not form a numerical majority.

    Most people agreed, but a sizable minority were upset by the decision.

  2. minority(Noun)

    Empowered by or representing a minority (usually a plurality) of votes cast, legislative seats, &c., rather than an outright majority thereof.

  3. minority(Noun)

    A member of an ethnic minority.

    The company claims it has hired several minorities since the complaint was lodged.

  4. minority(Noun)

    Youth; period or condition of a person prior to reaching adulthood.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Minority

    the state of being a minor, or under age

    Etymology: [Cf. F. minorit. See Minor, a. & n.]

  2. Minority

    state of being less or small

    Etymology: [Cf. F. minorit. See Minor, a. & n.]

  3. Minority

    the smaller number; -- opposed to majority; as, the minority must be ruled by the majority

    Etymology: [Cf. F. minorit. See Minor, a. & n.]

Freebase

  1. Minority

    "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.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'minority' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2884

  2. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'minority' in Nouns Frequency: #1065

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How to say minority in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of minority in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of minority in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of minority in a Sentence

  1. Kang Dong-oh:

    While the deal will boost Samsung's restructuring, Samsung lost the faith of a lot of foreign and minority shareholders.

  2. Mario Silva:

    Terra Peregrin wants to be a minority shareholder, without control, but with a relevant stake of a group in Brazil which has holdings in other (geographic) areas, we want to return to the corporate project of this leader in the Portuguese-speaking world, involving 260 million people and more than 110 million clients.

  3. District Attorney George Gascon:

    When a police officer engages in misconduct, there are significant implications for public safety and for the public trust, particularly in our minority communities.

  4. Donald Trump:

    We had no Democrat support. We had no votes from the Democrats, they weren't going to give us a single vote, so it's a very, very difficult thing to do. I think the losers are (House Minority Leader) Nancy Pelosi and (Senate Minority Leader) Chuck Schumer because now they own Obamacare. 100% own it.

  5. Republican Rep. Jason Lewis:

    If you're trying to suggest that that somehow I've got these horrible attitudes or because you were engaged in a provocative radio talk show, even though your record in Congress is very mainstream -- Gov Track, puts me as a moderate, i'm working with( Democratic Rep.) Bobby Scott on criminal justice reform. I wrote a number of op-eds over the years questioning the efficacy of the drug war and specifically citing its impact on minority communities. My actual record is, is fairly clear. So when you take a quote in the context of a rhetorical discussion and put it in a headline that's even worse -- I do think that's out of context.

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