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majority

noun uk   /məˈdʒɒr.ə.ti/  us   /-ˈdʒɑː.rə.t̬i/

majority noun (NUMBER)

B2 [S] the larger number or part of something: The majority of the employees have university degrees. A large majority of people approve of the death sentence. In Britain women are in the/a majority.
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[C] in an election, the difference in the number of votes between the winning person or group and the one that comes second: The Democratic candidate won by a narrow/large majority.
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majority noun (AGE)

[U] specialized law the age when you legally become an adult: the age of majority She will inherit her father's estate when she reaches her majority.
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