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Majority meaning

majority - 9 dictionary results

  1. 1. ( elections) more than half of the votes
  2. 2. The quality or condition of being major or greater; superiority.
  3. 3. The military rank of a major.
  4. 4. The condition of being of full age, or authorized by law to manage one's own affairs.
  5. 5. The greater number; more than half; as, a majority of mankind; a majority of the votes cast.
  6. 6. Ancestors; ancestry.
  7. 7. The amount or number by which one aggregate exceeds all other aggregates with which it is contrasted; especially, the number by which the votes for a successful candidate exceed those for all other candidates; as, he is elected by a majority of five hundred votes. See Plurality.
  8. 8. More than half of something, such as the votes cast in an election. The age at which a person can exercise the legal rights of an adult, such as entering into contracts or voting. See age of majority.
  9. 9. The greater number; difference between two numbers; full age; office of a major.

majority - examples of usage

  1. The majority were for it and the others were at last brought round to their point of view. - "The Princess Pocahontas", Virginia Watson.
  2. Part of them may be in debt to some extent, but not the majority. - "Second Shetland Truck System Report", William Guthrie.
  3. 7515. I am not saying anything about the facts, but I am merely supposing the case that it is proved that the majority of the people are not so much in debt as you say: how then would you account for that terror? - "Second Shetland Truck System Report", William Guthrie.
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