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majority

noun ma·jor·i·ty \mə-ˈjr-ə-tē, -ˈjär-\

: a number that is greater than half of a total

: a number of votes that is more than half of the total number

: the group or party that is the greater part of a large group

plural ma·jor·i·ties

Full Definition of MAJORITY

1
obsolete :  the quality or state of being greater
2
a :  the age at which full civil rights are accorded
b :  the status of one who has attained this age
3
a :  a number or percentage equaling more than half of a total <a majority of voters> <a two-thirds majority>
b :  the excess of a majority over the remainder of the total :  margin <won by a majority of 10 votes>
c :  the greater quantity or share <the majority of the time>
4
:  the group or political party having the greater number of votes (as in a legislature)
5
:  the military office, rank, or commission of a major
majority adjective

Examples of MAJORITY

  1. A clear majority of the voters support the policy.
  2. The Republicans are currently the majority in the Senate.

First Known Use of MAJORITY

1552

Rhymes with MAJORITY

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