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MINORITY

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does minority mean? 

MINORITY (noun)
  The noun MINORITY has 3 senses:

1. a group of people who differ racially or politically from a larger group of which it is a part
2. being or relating to the smaller in number of two parts
3. any age prior to the legal age

  Familiarity information: MINORITY used as a noun is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


MINORITY (noun)


Sense 1minority [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A group of people who differ racially or politically from a larger group of which it is a part

Classified under:

Nouns denoting groupings of people or objects

Hypernyms ("minority" is a kind of...):

social group (people sharing some social relation)


Sense 2minority [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Being or relating to the smaller in number of two parts

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Context examples:

when the vote was taken they were in the minority / he held a minority position

Hypernyms ("minority" is a kind of...):

figure; number (the property possessed by a sum or total or indefinite quantity of units or individuals)

Attribute:

minor (inferior in number or size or amount)

Antonym:

majority (the property resulting from being or relating to the greater in number of two parts; the main part)


Sense 3minority [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Any age prior to the legal age

Classified under:

Nouns denoting time and temporal relations

Synonyms:

nonage; minority

Hypernyms ("minority" is a kind of...):

legal status (a status defined by law)

age; eld (a time in life (usually defined in years) at which some particular qualification or power arises)

Antonym:

majority (the age at which persons are considered competent to manage their own affairs)


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