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majority

noun (NUMBER)    /məˈdʒɒr.ə.ti/ US  /-ˈdʒɑː.rə.t̬i/
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. → Compare minorityMaximum and minimum [C] in an election, the difference in the number of votes between the winning person or group and the one that comes second: The Socialists won by a narrow/large majority.Elections
(Definition of majority noun (NUMBER) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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