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English definition of “silent majority”

silent majority

noun [S]    
a large number of people who have not expressed an opinion about something: A few people have spoken in favour of the new car park , but I'm sure the silent majority are against it.Groups of people
(Definition of silent majority noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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