ma·jor·i·ty noun \mə-ˈjȯr-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
obsolete : the quality or state of being greater
a : the age at which full civil rights are accorded
b : the status of one who has attained this age
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>
: the group or political party having the greater number of votes (as in a legislature)
: the military office, rank, or commission of a major
— majority adjective
Examples of MAJORITY
- A clear majority of the voters support the policy.
- The Republicans are currently the majority in the Senate.
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