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English definition of “minority interest”
noun [C or U]
› FINANCE, STOCK MARKET a person or organization that owns fewer shares in a company than the controlling shareholder (= the one who owns the most), or the shares themselves: The company holds a minority interest in the network.
› ACCOUNTING, FINANCE in the financial records of a holding company (= a company that owns shares in other companies), the part of the shares that are not owned by the controlling shareholder: Our operating profit before tax and minority interest was 18% higher than a year ago. → Compare majority interest