Bedeutung von “majority” — Learner’s Dictionary


noun us uk /məˈdʒɒrəti/
Extra Examples
The idea was endorsed by a majority of members.The majority of people questioned said that they supported the proposal.The majority of the town's population are over 50.She's right the majority of the time.I spend the majority of my time at work on the telephone.
OVER HALF [ no plural ]

B2 more than half of a group of people or things:

The majority of people in this country own their houses.
The vast majority of smokers claim they would like to give up.
be in a/the majority

to be larger than other similar groups:

Women are in the majority in the publishing world.

in an election, the difference between the number of votes for the winner, and the votes for the party that came second:

Labour has a strong majority.
→ Opposite minority

(Definition von “majority” aus dem Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)