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Noun: minority  mi'nor-u-tee or mI'nor-u-tee [N. Amer], mI'nó-ru-tee or mi'nó-ru-tee [Brit]
  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
    "when the vote was taken they were in the minority"; "he held a minority position"
  3. Any age prior to the legal age
    - nonage

Derived forms: minorities

See also: minor

Type of: age, eld, figure, legal status, number, social group

Antonym: majority

Encyclopedia: Minority