Definition of minority
- The proposition was opposed by a minority of voters.
- the country's ethnic minorities
- an effort to hire more minorities
The proposal is opposed by a minority of voters.
The Republicans are now the minority in the Senate.
The group is becoming an influential minority in the community.
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: a number or amount that is less than half of a total
: the group that is the smaller part of a larger group
: a group of people who are different from the larger group in a country, area, etc., in some way (such as race or religion)
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having a quality expressive of sadness
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