non·​mi·​nor·​i·​ty ˌnän-mə-ˈnȯr-ə-tē How to pronounce nonminority (audio)
plural nonminorities
: a person who is not a member of a social minority group
The district was also required to close the achievement gap between minorities and nonminorities and hire more minority teachers.Ashley A. Smith
often used before another noun
nonminority voters

Examples of nonminority in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web According to the Fed survey, 31% of Black women business owners rely on personal funds to finance their businesses, whereas only 16% of nonminority women business owners say the same. CNN, 2 Dec. 2020 The 2017 analysis is significant because research has shown that minority vets had higher rates (5.8%) of PTSD than nonminority veterans (5%). Laura Strickler, NBC News, 17 Mar. 2023 Minority communities are disproportionally behind in routine childhood vaccinations rates compared to nonminority communities. Carrie Napoleon,, 11 Feb. 2022 Why are Black business owners denied bank loans at triple the rate of nonminority business owners? Gary L. Cunningham and Lawrence R. Jacobs, Star Tribune, 3 Mar. 2021 Only 39% of their nonminority peers say the same, according to the Federal Reserve System's 2016 Small Business Credit Survey, which is based on a convenience sample of businesses. CNN, 2 Dec. 2020 There’s no good reason students from underrepresented groups wouldn’t start out aspiring to careers in science, technology, engineering and math fields at the same rates as their nonminority peers. Marc Zimmer, The Conversation, 29 Sep. 2020

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Word History

First Known Use

1947, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of nonminority was in 1947

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“Nonminority.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 May. 2024.

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