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English definition of “minority”

minority

noun [S] (SMALL PART)    /maɪˈnɒr.ɪ.ti/ US  /-ˈnɑːr.ə.t̬i/
B2 a smaller number or part : It's only a tiny minority of people who are causing the problem . Children with single parents at my school were very much in the minority (= there were very few). This section of the bookstore caters for minority interests (= subjects that interest only a few people ). → Opposite majorityMaximum and minimum
(Definition of minority noun (SMALL PART) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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