Definitions for: Minority


[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"
[n] a group of people who differ racially or politically from a larger group of which it is a part
[n] any age prior to the legal age



Webster (1913) 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.

Synonyms: nonage

Antonyms: bulk, legal age, majority, majority

See Also: age, eld, figure, legal status, number, social group

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