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Noun: majority  mu'jor-u-tee or mu'jór-u-tee [N. Amer], mu'jó-ru-tee [Brit]
  1. The property resulting from being or relating to the greater in number of two parts; the main part
    "the majority of his customers prefer it";
    - bulk, most, lion's share [informal]
  2. (elections) more than half of the votes
    - absolute majority
  3. The age at which persons are considered competent to manage their own affairs
    - legal age
  4. (elections) the number of votes that the winner has more than the next highest number

Derived forms: majorities

See also: major

Type of: age, eld, figure, number, relative quantity

Antonym: minority

Part of: adulthood, maturity

Encyclopedia: Majority