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Meaning of MINORITY

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  being or relating to the smaller in number of two parts; "when the vote was taken they were in the minority"; "he held a minority position"
  2. [n]  a group of people who differ racially or politically from a larger group of which it is a part
  3. [n]  any age prior to the legal age
 

MINORITY is a 8 letter word that starts with M.

 

 Synonyms: nonage
 
 Antonyms: bulk, legal age, majority, majority
 
 See Also: age, eld, figure, legal status, number, social group

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Mi*nor"i*ty\, n.; pl. {Minorities}. [Cf. F.
minorit['e]. See {Minor}, a. & n.]
1. The state of being a minor, or under age.

2. State of being less or small. [Obs.] --Sir T. Browne.

3. The smaller number; -- opposed to {majority}; as, the
   minority must be ruled by the majority.

 
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