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Minority

Minority Meaning & Definition
Minority Definition And Meaning

What's The Definition Of 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

Synonyms | Synonyms for Minority: nonage

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See Also | age | eld | figure | legal status | number | social group

Minority In Webster's Dictionary

\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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