Simple Definition of majority
: 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
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
Examples of majority
A clear majority of the voters support the policy.
The Republicans are currently the majority in the Senate.
First Known Use of majority
MAJORITY Defined for Kids
Definition of majority
1 : a number greater than half of a total
2 : a group or party that makes up the greater part of a whole body of people <The majority chose a leader.>
3 : the amount by which a number is more than half the total <She won the election by a majority of 200 votes.>
4 : the age at which a person has the full rights of an adult
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